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Old 07-08-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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What do you think about.....

I am setting up my second tank and its going to be a 100 gallon reef tank eventually. I used CC in my first tank which is LRWFO....It has done well. However I like the idea of sand. BUT I founf some very very fine CC at a LFS. its $40 for a 50 LB bag. The stuff I have in my tank now is considered a #5 grade....which is fairly good size. This stuff is a #1.....almost a powder sand. I like the idea of this since its so close to sand and its buffering ability as CC....any thoughts?
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As long as its sand sized, it will work as sand. CC really doesn't do any buffering unless your PH is down around 6-7 or so, well below what it would be in any aquarium.
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As long as its sand sized, it will work as sand. CC really doesn't do any buffering unless your PH is down around 6-7 or so, well below what it would be in any aquarium.
The CaribSea CC would be the exception. It contains argonite and is a good pH buffer.
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I think the advantage of sand is that that size particles allow more worms to live in
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Old 07-08-2004, 09:02 PM   #5
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Think of it as an experiment. Try LS in this tank and then compare to the CC in your other one. A little variety never hurts. LS seems to be the trend right now.
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