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Old 10-08-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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sand choices

Hi everyone,
I am getting tank setup this week and was looking at the different live sand choices and was wondering what everybody liked? I have an acylic tank so would like something that wont always get stuck in algae cleaner and scrstch my tank. I want light colored LIVE sand. I looked at some on amazon called oolite and bilimi( I think that's what its called). What does everyone use? Preferences? Thanks.

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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I usually use the caribsea oolite aragonite sand. I love it. It's very fine and my sand sifters love it. A lot of folks tend to knock off the bagged live sand, but I've had great results during cycling and after. I don't think I'd do anything else except mnaybe a color variation.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:56 PM   #3
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Do you have issues with it clouding up tank? Or stirring up a lot. I just like the way live sand looks better. The only choices I have is plays and, which I've used before and am not a fan of and a silicate sand which is course grain and I don't like the look of it either. I think the live sand looks natural. Everything else is a bonus.
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No I don't have any issues with it clouding the tank. When first added it will cloud up as everything settles. It'll go away in a couple days. Yup I agree. Play sand isn't for me. Too course and ugly imo.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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Thanks, I ordered the oolite. I think it looks the best.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #6
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Live sand is just sand with organisms in it FYI. You can get "dead" or normal oolite.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #7
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Oh, I looked on amazon and it was all live. I needed it soon
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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Sorry my daughter pressed some buttons. I wanted to get it soon and I have prime 2 day shipping.
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