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Old 01-25-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
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What sand for DSB

since i dont have access to any playsand that isnt crap, i am looking at the caribsea aragamax. is this appropriate for a dsb??? or should i look for something else?


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Old 01-25-2005, 07:13 PM   #2
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That's what I used, great sand. Any aragonite based sand will work though.

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Old 01-25-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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Aragonite is the most economical...and is a good substrate. It can be topped off with aragomax, which is just a sugar grain size aragonite. What I do is top off the aragonite with live sand, also made by CaribSea.

Creating a DSB with all Aragomax can become extremely expensive. This hobby is expensive enough...LOL. "Still spending $$$"...and you will be for awhile. But...it's worth it if you can afford it
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