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Old 09-05-2004, 06:57 PM   #1
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Mixed substrate sizes

Started with a crushed argonite sandbed (approx 1.5" deep - grain sizes 1.5mm ) in my 90gal tank (brand new, still cycling) with 50lbs porous pacific LR about 4 weeks ago.

Friday I found a deal locally on some old castle/southdown sand and added 80lbs right ontop of the original substrate. I now have about a 4" to 5" bed.

Question is: Should I leave them separated, or stir them together? The fine/sugar sand is sitting ontop of the crushed argonite.

Thanks in advance.

Nate C

I will be adding another 40lbs live Keys rock in a week or so.

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Old 09-05-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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The bigger sand should rise to the top naturally. You can mix them or leave them, it doesn't really matter for anything except for how you like it to look.
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