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Old 07-27-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
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Mixing sand

I am going with a 3" sand bed in display tank. I am going to be getting the Carib Sea Sugar Sized .2-1.2mm (cant get Old Castle in Calif.), should I mix the grain size. Thinking of Seafloor Special grade 1-1.7mm for 1" bottom layer. I will be using LR and LS for majority of filtration.
I would think the bigger grain size would be good for inverts with a foot and add stability to LR arrangement. I will be housing a few smaller fish. Tank is 100gal
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If you are going to get wrasses or hawkfish or gobies that like digging themselves in the sand I would go with fine sand. Also, great filtration since Crush Coral can hold Nitrates which you don't want. I have 3" of Live aragonite & 2" of Florida keys Live sand in my tank.
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:51 PM   #3
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I went with about 4" of the Caribbean Sea Aragamax (sugar size) for the whole bed. I wouldn't mix in a much larger grain size as it could become a debris trap.
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I went with about 4" of the Caribbean Sea Aragamax (sugar size) for the whole bed. I wouldn't mix in a much larger grain size as it could become a debris trap.
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