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Old 01-12-2011, 05:42 PM   #11
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finer sand is better. less crevices for detritus to fall into and rot. just make sure it's aragonite based sand.
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Sounds good. I will keep you posted on how out goes.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:18 PM   #13
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How is natures ocean brand? It does not say aragonite based, but it says 100% natural from thr ocean.
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That was good of you to get rid of the tang. He would have got stressed out bad if you didnt get rid of him. They need a 6 ft long tank. Sounds like Mr X has you going in the right direction. Good luck on your start up.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:34 PM   #15
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #16
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When I bought this tank it came with the yellow tang, the owner said he had the tang for around 18 months, As far as I could tell he was very healthy. Is it just a mater of time before he would have become stressed/sick, or was he just an exception to the rule?
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natures ocean sounds fine, but all i can find when i google the name is bagged live sand. that is good, but expensive.
i prefer to buy the same sand, that's sold dry. it's much cheaper. the only difference is you have to rinse it.

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the owner said he had the tang for around 18 months, As far as I could tell he was very healthy. Is it just a mater of time before he would have become stressed/sick, or was he just an exception to the rule?
i have a hard time believing that he was telling you the truth about the tang. how big was the fish when you got it? 5" long? if it was about the size of a silver dollar, it was probably a recent purchase.
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This is the one I was looking at. http://www.petco.com/product/7534/Na...hite-Sand.aspx it does not say aragonite though.
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I would say he was 3"tops.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:17 PM   #20
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Never mind about the sand, I found where it says aragonite on the site. It does not say so on the bag at the store.
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