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Old 09-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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In my research I have read that I should put gravel under my live sand. Is this right and if so, why is recommended?
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*what is recommended?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:57 PM   #3
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The gravel will just make its way on top of the sand.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:23 AM   #4
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I wouldn't use gravel at all, just sand...
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Agreed, skip the gravel and go with sand. Where did you read to do this?
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Ok. I actually read it in the saltwater for dummies book. At least I'm pretty sure that's what it said. Is it best to mix the finer sand and a grainier sand?
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I'm betting it was giving you directions for a deep sand bed. Don't worry about mixing gravel or anything. Just go with a single grain size of sand. I would suggest a fiji pink aragonite sand.
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I'm betting it was giving you directions for a deep sand bed. Don't worry about mixing gravel or anything. Just go with a single grain size of sand. I would suggest a fiji pink aragonite sand.
I wouldn't recommend a deep sand bed .
I think it's all personal preference and cosmetics but the deep sand bed could potentially cause more problems later if the sand bed were ever to be disturbed .
I went with a 2" bottom .
A 40 lb bag of said was all I needed for my 75 gal
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