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Old 05-30-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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To sand or not to sand

I will most likely be creating a 125 or 90 gallon reef tank and I would like to know if I should use sand or not. What ever opinions are important too
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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I will most likely be creating a 125 or 90 gallon reef tank and I would like to know if I should use sand or not. What ever opinions are important too
Depends what you want to put in there. Personally I like the look of sand than just bare bottom. If you go with no sand you can't have certain animals like nassarius snails, tube anemones, or a wrasse. Without sand though, you can clean the detritus more easily and keep an overall cleaner system. If you're getting an SPS dominant tank it would be easier to keep the water very clean without sand. It's preference and each has its pros and cons. If you go with sand, 1-3 inches is a good amount.
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Depends what you want to put in there. Personally I like the look of sand than just bare bottom. If you go with no sand you can't have certain animals like nassarius snails, tube anemones, or a wrasse. Without sand though, you can clean the detritus more easily and keep an overall cleaner system. If you're getting an SPS dominant tank it would be easier to keep the water very clean without sand. It's preference and each has its pros and cons. If you go with sand, 1-3 inches is a good amount.
I would like too keep a variety of corals to keep a great amount of biodiversity
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With that being the case a sandbed is probably in your nest interest. Need a sandbed for sandbed corals.
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With that being the case a sandbed is probably in your nest interest. Need a sandbed for sandbed corals.
What type of corals would be sand bed beside plates
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Especially plates, but I think that brains, acans, and trumpets also belong in the sand. I've never had success putting them anywhere else. And then you can also have clams, dusters, coco worms...so on. The sandbed is the best part of the tank!
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