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Old 08-05-2004, 05:38 PM   #1
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Sand/CC questions.

I am in the process of starting my tank back up. (Lost everything to marine velvet) So, im interested in sand. I had CC in before but I have been hearing that sand is even better. Now here is the thing. I live in Eastern Canada and Southdown is not available here at all. So, what are my choices? My LFS has sand which I have in a FW tank, you can get fine or medium size grains of sand. It’s a nice looking sand but can I use it in my SW tank? Or should I just go back with the CC? Thanks
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Old 08-05-2004, 05:43 PM   #2
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i have both sand and cc, half on the left side and cc on the right side, but one thing i notice is that sand do look a lot nicer but if you don't have any kind of sand shifter than it will look ugly and i know, and cc won't have that problem
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You could use that sand but it wouldn't offer any pH buffering like your CC did or an aragonite based sand would.
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Do you have a Rona near you? That is where I was finally able to find some aragonite here in Ottawa for about $5 for a 23kg bag. It was in the stone yard and was called "white play sand" by Bomix
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Do you have a Rona near you? That is where I was finally able to find some aragonite here in Ottawa for about $5 for a 23kg bag. It was in the stone yard and was called "white play sand" by Bomix
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Do you have a Rona near you? That is where I was finally able to find some aragonite here in Ottawa for about $5 for a 23kg bag. It was in the stone yard and was called "white play sand" by Bomix
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Hi there, can anyone else vouch for this bomix stuff? I have seen it at the Rona in kitchener but was unsure if it would work? Thanks
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i use a cc argonite sand mixture and it helps buffer my system, so far its been rock solid on all parameters. I think a good portion of cc and argonite sand couple with a lot of high quality live rock makes for a very nice and stable system.
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Anyone have any idea if that Bomix stuff is argonite? Thanks/
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Anyone have any idea if that Bomix stuff is argonite? Thanks/
If you want to find out for yourself then you will need to get some grains of it and add a drop or two of vinegar. If it's aragonite then it will fizz.
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