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Old 03-12-2016, 07:02 PM   #11
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You dose the tank up to 5ppm I believe
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I went to 2ppm and built up from there. To figure how many drops to use, pour a gallon of sw and count the drops to get to 1ppm, then math for your volume, sans 1 gallon so you can dump the test water in. Yay for not wasting water!
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Is a certain brand of live sand and salt better than the other or does it not really matter
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you really don't need live sand , you can use either pool sand or play sand as long as they are silicate free , they are a lot cheaper and will become live over time , a lot use instant ocean , I myself prefer kent marine I also get a nice discount on the kent , there is nothing wrong with instant ocean , price is what I go after on salt
no matter what sand you choose avoid fine sand as it tends to always drift around looking like a constant snow storm
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Right? I used Natures Ocean because it had a lot of shells in it. The pistol shrimp likes using the shells for the tunnels. Saved me finding and cleaning stuff to put in for him.
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I'm not really sure if the type of sand to use. . .
If it helps any this is what I just bought for our new reef tank. I did a lot of research before buying it, and I think it will work best for what I am wanting in the tank. The only thing is you need to rinse it about 5-10 times before putting it in the tank. I prefer the look of Aragonite over regular sand, and with this being on sale it was a nice find!

Good luck! Be sure to let us know how it turns out!
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