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Crushed Coral 2 4.76%
Sand 38 90.48%
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:46 PM   #31
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what the heck is WoW???
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oh darn...i havent even gotten into that one....huge warcraft 3 and play have been playin warlords battlecry 3 lately....its very good for those who like that stuff
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The sand in the ocean is white, not tan. White sand also helps reflect light back up so you maximize your lighting. Tan sand isn't aragonite based either, so it won't help keep the water buffered.

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lol, you remind me of my older brother malkore

and how much is the argonite sand?? per like a 50 lb bag? and also can i get some of that at HD or lowes?
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Take a look at this page for a visual difference between a couple types of sand.

Your average "Play sand" is silica sand, typicaly has sharp edges (as shown in the page above) but will NOT release silicates into the water. That is a common misconception.

If you can find an argonite based play sand (such as oldcastle, yard-right etc) then the grains sizes have much more variation, rounded edges which allows it to harbor more sensative substrate fauna, and also helps maintain the Ph balance in your system. Argoniate has nothing but positives, silica sand simply has fewer positives (a couple argualbe negatives)

if you find the right argonite playsand at the homedepot, I got 4, 50 pounds bags for around $5 each. It's worth the effort to look for, don't you think?
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i like that first one

thats the one i can get for cheap right??
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argonite sand is not available on the west coast. ( I do however live a relativley short drive from the ocean ) Would pool filter sand work in SW?
Ok, heres another question. I live near cold water ocean. If I wanted to use sand and hopefully pick up some hitchhikers, would they survive the warmer tropical tank? I'm thinking probably not. I guess I would have to rinse it really really well and remove any life forms.
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