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Old 10-01-2013, 01:04 AM   #21
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The seller also offered sand at $1/lbs I'm not sure what kind of sand it is?
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:28 AM   #22
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Very nice rocks at a steal! And well, the sand doesn't look like any live or dry sand I've seen, maybe play sand..? Idk I'm not expert but that looks like masonry sand.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:29 AM   #23
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Okay, then I'm probably better off going a different direction with the sand.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:15 AM   #24
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Okay, then I'm probably better off going a different direction with the sand.
Personally I would go with the reef grade sand its not to fine and still looks great.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:27 AM   #25
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Sand depends what you like. I don't like an extremely high flow tank. Just enough to keep everything suspended. I'm only running two mp60s in my 210 on about 60-70% power. If you want high flow then you'll need larger grain sand. I personally like the finer sand for my horseshoe crab, blenny and gobies. Plus I had plans of a blue dot ray but went a different route.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #26
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Yeah I am still researching the sand and looking for the cheapest plan. I technically have about $80 invested into the tank including my tank and stand so definitely looking to get some low priced.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #27
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Yeah I am still researching the sand and looking for the cheapest plan. I technically have about $80 invested into the tank including my tank and stand so definitely looking to get some low priced.
just go the dry route to save a few dollars, it all becomes live in time anyhow.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:21 PM   #28
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I like personally how rock from the ocean looks...but man things just end up sprouting out everywhere from it. If I would have known a year ago that algae would grow out of the rock to smother coral I wouldn't have done it. And I mean macro algae, not the nuisance algaes like hair. Dry rock it up!
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Yeah, I'm thinking I will go the dry rock and sand way. I'm very patient so at this point I would be okay with a longer cycle.
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Yeah, I'm thinking I will go the dry rock and sand way. I'm very patient so at this point I would be okay with a longer cycle.
then your already farther ahead then most people (including me) that jump into saltwater, patience is key. and i almost learned the hard way. but go the dry route with the rock and sand, and drop a table shrimp in there and forget about it for about 6wks, and youll be golden
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