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Old 04-13-2004, 12:09 AM   #1
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What does CC and Aragonite Sand look like?

What does CC and Aragonite Sand look like?
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:25 AM   #2
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Both will be a white color. If you are trying to determing if you have a calcium carbonate substance, drop some of it in vinegar and see if it fizzes and dissolves. If it reacts then it is aragonite.
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The problem is that I don't know what type of sand I have. My cousin had some left over sand and he too forgot what type of sand it is. After reading about how DSB can help greatly break down nitrites, I just want to make sure I have the correct sand
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CC is a very large grain... akin to freshwater aquarium gravel in size. Aragonite sand is a fine grain sugar like sand. If you aren't sure if your sand is aragonite, the vinegar trick mentioned above will help you find out. HTH
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