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Old 04-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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PFS cheap substrate or a bag of annoyance

ok after reading numerous articles online and threads here is PFS bad or good i beleive it looks nice is cost effective and widly available for my nano ive decided on pfs i should hopefully be gettin a bag over the weekend. i want to hear both sides on the pfs issue and your personal experience please keep it friendly no fighting
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I love it and we use it in 30ish tanks, including planted. Quality, color, and make up can vary locally / regionally as well though.
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ive heard diatoms is an issue but im also new to the sw sand game
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #4
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my walmart homedepot and lowes dont sell pfs i can't beleive it
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Scratch that.... great in FW, not for SW. New posts reading got me. Sorry.
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I recommend plain ol' dry aragonite. It's fairly cheap and will become live sand eventually. There is no need to spend the extra money on bagged "live sand". It is a gimmick IMO.
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I recommend plain ol' dry aragonite. It's fairly cheap and will become live sand eventually. There is no need to spend the extra money on bagged "live sand". It is a gimmick IMO.
yeah kus that live sand is and will die fairly fast
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I recommend plain ol' dry aragonite. It's fairly cheap and will become live sand eventually. There is no need to spend the extra money on bagged "live sand". It is a gimmick IMO.
The "live sand" sits sealed in bags on the shelves for weeks or even months. What in your tank would be live after that long ? Agreed, its a scam
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backk to pfs people say it compacts but it dosnt it was desighned for water to pass through but that play sand will quickly commpact and thats not good
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Either is inappropriate for a SW tank IMO.
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