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Old 04-20-2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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Pics of the sand

here are those pics

in the picture of the accual tank, is that to much??
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50 Gal. Oceanic Tank w/ Stand
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30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:21 PM   #2
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anything up to 4" or so is fine and totally up to your own preference.
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:45 PM   #3
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has anyone else heard or used this brand?
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looks like somthing to look into

hope there is some around here
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Old 04-21-2005, 10:35 AM   #5
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i have 3-4 inches in it now, Ill prolly stay at that be cause i already used 2 full bags of it....

i bought it at walmart also, so if anyone has a walmart around them, its cheap sand...
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Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
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...what about silicate levels?
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Old 04-21-2005, 10:09 PM   #7
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Looks like normal silica based sand. Meijer sells a nice white silica sand as well. Don't think I would do a DSB wth silica though. It will be harder on the organisms/critters to do a good job of sifting since the edges are sharp.

Somone correct me if I am wrong...
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Looks like normal silica based sand. Meijer sells a nice white silica sand as well. Don't think I would do a DSB wth silica though. It will be harder on the organisms/critters to do a good job of sifting since the edges are sharp.

Somone correct me if I am wrong...
I agree
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well its argonite sand...
I also thought it was when a took a look at it, and i was very dissapointed...but i tested it with vinegar and it was argonite that is why i have a deep sand bed....
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Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:07 PM   #10
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i tested it with vinegar and it was argonite that is why i have a deep sand bed....
Well, that is another story. I swear that sand was mentioned last year and tested as silica sand. If it is aragonite sand, that is a good find.

I bought a bag last year at meijer thinking it was aragonite but alas, it was not.
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