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Old 09-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #201
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Yep. It;s like a light beige. Looks pretty much like all the sand in my other tanks.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:32 AM   #202
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Awesome...im sold. Any specifics of brand, contents or minerals i should get or avoid?
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #203
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If possible I guess go silicate free if you can find it. I just went to HD and got the ones they had, I believe it has silicates though. A pool supply store would also work, I've heard of people getting silicate free sand from them. From what I've read, here and other places is that the silicates can help algae grow, but I don't have an inordinate amount of algae in the 125g and never have. So not so sure if the silicate theory and algae is correct.

But I do know that seawater has silicates in it so youre not adding anything un-natural.

With such a small tank though you could probably get by with 2 bags of lfs sand too. Not too too expensive. Like 50 bucks would probably be the total for "real" aquarium sand lol
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:39 AM   #204
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5 bucks or 50 could spend that 45 on a nice coral...lol
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #205
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I just skimmed through but the ac70 even with the higher flow impeller it won't lift your sand. Just use one extension down vs the two they give you. I don't know about sugar fine but I've got sand in all my tanks 1mm being average grain size. So plus or minus that. I've never had a problem.

I've even ran the ac with both extensions on my 20g with sand (again it's not sugar fine) and had no problems.

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Old 09-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #206
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Oh ok, im gonna check out the PFS and see how that looks...

Also another question...I was cruising through reef central looking at some of their threads. I know i'm going to sound all over the road with lighting, but I really like the corals that move with the current, which I'm guessing is considered LPS correct? Would the light I am getting be too strong for them?
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:05 PM   #207
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Just place the corals appropriately. Those guys would go on the sandbed in my opinion, thats where I keep mine.
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Awesome im so excited i cant even take it...also the rock from reef cleaners has been delivered...cant wait to get out of work!!!!
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The rock from them is truly excellent, you won't be disappointed I promise. lol

If I didnt come across my deal for the 250lbs of base rock I would have ordered it from reefcleaners without a doubt.
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Its crazy the deals ypu run into...lol.

Do you think 50 lbs will be enough for a 36 tank?
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