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Old 06-29-2006, 08:32 PM   #1
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sand or no sand

im just trying to see how many people are using sand vs. no sand,i keep leening closer to the no sand side of things and am down to only 2 out of 6 tanks having sand left in them
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I think you should have sand because of the biological part of it. It does house some of the nitrifying bacteria that will reduce ammonia and nitrites to nitrates. Yes LR has this but your sand will add more.
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I like having sand because it looks alot better with it than without it IMO. I'm also agree with what melosu said.
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This is my opinion.
After having a tank set up with sand vs my buddies tank with CC I will stick with sand for personal reasons.
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i like the look of sand but hate the algae,cyno and diatom problems that seem to come with the sand,the tanks i have no sand in seem to have less algae and lower nitrates
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Sand might look good, but if you have fish who like to dig like crazy it will be all over everything, LOL. Aside from that hope you never have to do a 100% water change with a tank that has sand in it as it stinks soooooooo bad youll wanna vomit till ya die. No kidding. I had to take the sand out of my tank because the dragon fish was making such a horrendous mess and getting it up in the filter as well. What a weiner, he loves digging though I swapped out the sand for some small gravel he can shovel up and move aroud.
He loves it just as much as the sand so hes happy, and so em I. Nomore mess or stinky sand :P
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All temporary problems at setup and when water quality gets bad. Not all tanks with sand have cyano and algae problems.

I personally keep sand because it was my intents to create as natural a habitat as possible for my reef.
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Me too.
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this should be a no brainer.....always sand....i bet anyone without sand has a heck of a time keepin the the water levels good.
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Not necessarily ... there are plenty of thriving BB tanks. Although I would never do it myself it does make clean up very easy as you can just vacuum the bare bottom and clean detrius very easy.

If the poll was ..

Sand
Crushed Coral
or Bare Bottom

I think sand will still win, but you may see some votes for BB. Crushed Coral is out and IMO should not be used at all.
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