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Old 12-17-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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What Substrate Can Be Used?

Hey guys i've done a little research on this forum regarding they types of substrates you guys recommend. I want to find the cheapest / effective substrate that will help buffer the water. I read that you guys recommend Southdown sand which can be found at Home Depots? Is this sand as effective as aragonite?

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Actually, it is aragonite based sand, I believe. That is really what you want, the silica based can possibly give your sand sifters/stirrers problems. I like to get a lot of my Sand from here, they don't charge extra for weight. I bought 270Lbs of sand a 72inch light and 150Lbs of salt, the shipping was $15.99. I get a lot of my dry goods from there. You could also go with CC, I had this but didn't like it getting so dirty and it limited my sand sifter/stirrers.

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If it is araganite sand then you`ll be OK. I kind of like the more courser sand so it is not as easy to get blown away.
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