So the tank is all set up but now I'm feeling dumb that I let the lfs
guy talk me into the crushed coral. I told him I was going to use play sand from home depot but he started hemming and hawing and frowning and talking about the problems with that......and how all the professionals use the crushed coral. And the crushed coral cost me a heck of alot more than the sand would have.
But the books I have all agree that crushed coral is a good substrate.
Do people have successful crushed coral substrate tanks or did I do a big blooper already? Can I buy some play sand and mix 1/2 & 1/2? I don't have any fish in the tank just live rock and cc
set up since last night. Should I get rid of the cc
and waste $30.00 or should I just get rid of some and add some sand?
From what I can gather from researching online is that the crushed coral will trap debris......which doesn't seem like a big problem becaue I am really good about tank maintenance. But the other problem from what I understand is that sand will hold more beneficial bacteria?
What should I do? I'd rather fix mistakes now before I get into having fish.
And I am mad at myself for letting the lfs
intimidate me when I knew to buy sand at Home Depot. It's just that this is all so new