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Old 06-27-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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How many lbs of sand should I go with for my 75g tank I'm building. I'm going to also have a 40g sump and a 30g refugium. Bags are 30# each.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
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Depends on the type sand. The RC calculator has been wrong in some occasions according to Caribsea so take into account its just a round-about.
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I have a 4 inch sandbed in my 72G bowfront and I used 40# of argonite.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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Would it be okay to mix crushed coral and the aragamax sugar sized sand? If so, how would you recommend mixing it? maybe put the aragamax sand in first, then the crushed coral on top?
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I had it mixed with CC and the CC ended up on the top of the sand and looked bad after a few months. Try sifting out sand from CC in a tank with LR and fish! LOL! It wasn't fun.
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so your saying, it's a bad idea to mix sand and cc. I'll toss that idea out then.
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It's a personal preference. CC can limit you clean up crew and needs to be vacuumed. Personally, I don't like it in my tank...lol...
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I personally think it`s a bad choice. The sand will find it`s way to the bottom with the CC on the top. Do all sand. As mentioned above it will be easier on your clean up crew.
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