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Old 02-05-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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my new tank

please help i am going to set up a 29 gallon sw tank and i will be putting live sand in do i have to put a coarse gravel under that i have been doing a lot of reading and that is the impression i get i think that i will need around 60 lbs. does that sound right
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Everybody here prefers a fine sand vs a coarse gravel
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I would use sugar size agronite sand and about 80 lbs. for dsb.




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I would also recommend a sand bed rather than a mixture of sand and gravel. If you mix them, the gravel will eventually work its way to the top and can become a detritus trap.

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Old 02-05-2004, 12:09 PM   #5
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should you mix live sand and regular marine sand or is that not advisable also is an undergravel filter wise for this sand
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If you live by a home depot you may be able to find oldcastle or southdown sand it would be alot cheaper.


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Old 02-05-2004, 12:16 PM   #7
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forget the undergravel filter, all you need is a 2 to 3 inch sandbed.

http://www.purearagonite.com/

This where I purchased my sand. Alot of people go with southdown play sand if they can find it.

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Old 02-05-2004, 12:21 PM   #8
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thanks
sorry i am new to this i want to make sure i don't screw up
canister filter vs. power filter which do you think is better
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