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Old 10-15-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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Pool filter sand

Anyone use in as your substrate?

If so what has the expierience been like?
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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i do not have it in my sw tanks. but i know of several members on here that do. it works very well for them. and dont believe the hype about it being a silicate supply for algae. i have read time and time again "chemically, its the same as the glass of your aquarium. "

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Old 10-15-2011, 11:39 PM   #3
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Awesome thanks for the reply. Will save me a lot of money as Ill be needing about 150 pounds of it
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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Check with carey I know she has use it on one or more of her tanks. I know she can tell you if there are any cons to it.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:02 AM   #5
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yep, shes one of the ones i know of too. shes got a 4-5" dsb made out of the stuff.

check out her build. its a great read!

Carey's LAST Build- 125g Reef
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:43 AM   #6
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Yep, I used 250lbs of it in my build.

I havent had any negative experience with it and saved a fortune as well.
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Do you habe to clean it a little bit better then your average sand? Or no?
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I don't think it's a matter of better so long as you rinse it like you would anything else
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Does it become live over time?
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Yep, it will become "live" as time goes by and the ecosystem gets started.
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