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Old 04-26-2004, 05:09 PM   #11
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Sand. And please dont use that bagged stuff at the LFS.
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Old 04-26-2004, 05:30 PM   #12
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I emailed CaribSea's Customer Service dept once and asked some very specific questions as to their claim of "live sand" and "live bacteria". I never got a response.
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Crap! I already used CC as my substrate. My 18G tank is only 3 months old and 2/3 of my tank has LR but no corals yet. What should I do? I should have used live sand but my tank setup came with an undergravel filter that I am using in addition to my hang on filter. Please help me with solution?
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I would loose the ugf. I have an old tank that has dolomite with a ugf, and have been battling high nitrates for years. When I found this site, I got the advice to remove it. A month later my nitrates are better. When I removed my ugf the amount of detritus that it trapped was amazing. As far as sand vs cc It is personal preferance. CC requires vacuuming. Sand can hold more life, therefore it will be a more balanced system. It also depends on what type of fish you are going to keep. If you want more of a reef, go with sand.
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Great advice darb2. Kudos to you.
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Where do u get it reefrunner?
I'd like to use it in the QT.
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