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Old 07-18-2004, 11:40 PM   #1
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sand vs crushed corel

I have the opportunity to go with a really nice crushed corel which fits nicely in my budget. Does anybody have any red flags or other issues with cc?
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Old 07-19-2004, 12:25 AM   #2
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it traps a lot of detris and can be a real pain to clean
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Old 07-19-2004, 01:50 AM   #3
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my cc is nice and clean, my sand sifting starfish makes cleaning it pretty null and void... just depends on what you like/want
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Old 07-19-2004, 01:51 AM   #4
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most recomment sand...i think that u can develope nitrate problems with cc also
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thanks guy's. do the snails and crabs have any preference? I really don't know what I should do.
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:37 PM   #6
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It depends on the species and region of the world they come from, but as long as the particle size of your crushed coral is not too large it shouldnt make a difference.
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:42 PM   #7
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CC will work only if its the size of normal sand. And you will still run into problems. The sharp edges on it can cause problems for fish such as Wrass that burry themselves at night. The infauna will have a lot of problems moving in the CC. And Sand sifting starts will not be able to move the larger variety of cc.

Sand sifting anything (including stars) are not a good idea if your running a DSB.
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Old 07-19-2004, 06:33 PM   #8
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well i just called dr smithfosters and they told me to do a 50/50 mix. they also said that live sand was not needed in my situation since my live rock seeds live sand in not too long a time. any thoughts on this?
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well i just called dr smithfosters and they told me to do a 50/50 mix. they also said that live sand was not needed in my situation since my live rock seeds live sand in not too long a time. any thoughts on this?
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I wouldn't do a mix.. either go with a 4-6" DSB or 1-2" CC. I agree that the LR will seed it but it will take a while so it's up to you to wait or give it a jumpstart.
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