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Old 05-17-2004, 12:51 AM   #1
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Sand

I know this has probably been answered 100 times but please bare with me...

I'm going to set up a DSB for a 90 gal....I was thinking 4" but what does everyone recommend?

Reading through different posts I've learned that Old Castle and Southland Tropical playsands are good for the tank, any other brands?

When I get the sand what should I do before adding it to the tank?

I have fully cured LR that will go in there to seed it but I also wanted to put in LS to help with the bacteria as well as getting little critters to stir things up...LFS doesn't carry any, can anyone recommend a site to get it from?

Is that enough questions for one post? 8)
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Old 05-17-2004, 02:45 AM   #2
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Obviously it wasn't enough questions because i thought of another one....

When adding LR, do i want some of the buried in the dsb for structural support or does this some how interfere with it (LR will be put in before the sand becomes live)
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Old 05-17-2004, 06:08 AM   #3
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burying the lr for support is fine. Everyone recomends liverocks.com, my order of sand should be here soon, so I'll let you know how it is. I got some lr from lfs, but I am not impressed with it, it is more like base rock.
As far as sand depth, 4" is good, I used 3", with 5" in my fuge. With enough lr to handle the filtration you should be fine
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Old 05-18-2004, 08:40 AM   #4
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Yeah i am hardly impressed with the lr from my lfs too....i am planning on ordering the rest I need from liverocks.com. I'll probably get some ls from them too. I bought some old castle play sand this morning for my dsb so I just need enough to seed i guess.
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