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Old 07-20-2004, 09:41 AM   #11
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I agree with Atari on everything but the 1-2 inches of CC. I would NEVER use CC in a tank. A bare bottom is far better than CC. It just is too much of a ditritus trap.


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Old 07-20-2004, 10:34 AM   #12
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I realise I am a newbie, but really doesn't it all come down to particle size? A finely divided substrate is great, whether or not it is sand or cc shouldn't make too much of a difference (aside from any 'buffering' affects that might occur with such things as aragonite). imo cc is avoided becuasue it usually is not a fine grade, with large jagged particles which can damage small critters. FWIW for my tank i managed to find some really nicely powdered cc, mixed it into playsand (about 35/65) and it added a nice texture which looks great!

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