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Old 04-18-2012, 12:07 AM   #141
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If the aragonite your talking about is sugar sized grains it will eventually settle under the pfs which has bigger grains even if you put it as a top layer . So basically you would have a tank that looks like all pfs.
Well the opposite would happen lol. I know because I did 75lbs PFS in my 75g and 25lbs sugar sized sand and it turned out ok.. I wish I picked only one of the two though so it wouldn't look weird.
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Darn, hah i was hoping i could save it then. Ok, i think ill get the 80lbs of argonite. Not sure yet though.

Wouldnt 80 lbs make a 3" sandbed for the tank which is 38" by 21"
100lbs actually but you can add in some PFS too.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:09 AM   #143
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Just google sand bed calculator and see what it says. It does depend on the grain size. I used about 100 lbs less than it gave me as an estimate.
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Well the opposite would happen lol. I know because I did 75lbs PFS in my 75g and 25lbs sugar sized sand and it turned out ok.. I wish I picked only one of the two though so it wouldn't look weird.
I always heard the opposite but I never experimented myself.
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I wouldnt say the pfs is useless yet.. Add a little as a filler. If you need a little more just add some pfs, it will save money and you will still get all the good effects of arag.
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Just google sand bed calculator and see what it says. It does depend on the grain size. I used about 100 lbs less than it gave me as an estimate.
Is this a 180 gallon? Man thats alot of sand.

100 then! Ok, well i will be transfering over some sand from my 30 gallon so thatll be perfect!! Then maybe ill use a bit of PFS just to level it out at 3"
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I wouldnt say the pfs is useless yet.. Add a little as a filler. If you need a little more just add some pfs, it will save money and you will still get all the good effects of arag.
I agree! Ill definitly use some of it at the bottom.
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You could always put it where your rock will go and use the other sand for the rest of the tank.
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You could always put it where your rock will go and use the other sand for the rest of the tank.
Not sure if i follow, just add it in the spots the rock will be? Im thinking of making a thin layer acrossthe whole bottom
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I dont like posting too much, but i just ordered the stuff and ik excited! Atm, 50lbs of rock, and 80 lbs of the argonite white sand have got my name on them

Thanks for all the help guys, and for your awesome review Fort. That really helped
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