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Old 04-25-2004, 10:51 AM   #1
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Live Sand or Crushed Coral?

What would be better to use if i were to set up another tank? Or is it just a personal preference?
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Old 04-25-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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I tend to like live sand a bit better. CC has a tendency to capture particles of food and waste, thus casuing nitrate and amonia spikes. Also, using LS in your new tank will help out cycle time. It seems things seem to change with time. When I first started in this hobby everyone was using CC, then this new stuff came along called Dolamite, that was all the rage. Anyhoo, that did not last very long. We will see it sand will stand the test of time. By the way, what is your cat's name?
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ok great. I have a 77 gal tank on the go now but i tend to agree about the sand capturing bits of food. I have to vacume often. I think the sand looks nicer too. Oh the cats name is. Pig... honstly!
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When you say Live Sand, do you mean the live sand sold in bags at LFS's, or do you mean Live sand from another established tank? If you are considering purchasing the live sand in bags at your LFS I would save you money and buy South Down or Old Castle at your local Home Depot if it's availible. IMO, the stuff in the bags is a huge shaft, you would be much better off purchasing LR that would in turn seed your sand bed over time.

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I tend to like live sand a bit better. CC has a tendency to capture particles of food and waste, thus casuing nitrate and amonia spikes. Also, using LS in your new tank will help out cycle time.
While this is true, another reason to choose sand over CC is the sand is able to harbor much more life than gravel. There are many kinds of worms and "bugs" that will populate a sand bed but can't thrive in CC. They will process uneaten food and fish waste quickly. You will never need to vacuum an established sand bed. Tank maintenance will be lower.
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Old 04-25-2004, 06:58 PM   #6
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My vote is for sand!
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reefrunner.... starboard! Took me awhile! Funny guy!
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LOL, I wasn't being funny, starboard is the plastic white cutting board material, it is a way to do barebottom tank and still have the white sand look....I couldn't stand to look at a barebottom tank, so I would go with the starboard
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*hides face in embarsement* I was going with starboard as being "right" like you were agreeing with the previous post... *giggles* oh my! Reading WAY into it!
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