Originally Posted by pearsont74
not this subject again LOL
Dude, ask yourself one thing...if you have even gone diving or seen reefs on TV....do you ever see crushed coral on the ocean floor? no....you see sand....fine sand with frag
of rock and a few shells here and there.
I personally believe (the reason why I got into this hobby) we as saltwater aquariumist try/strive to duplicate what beautiful mother nature has already proven in our tanks. I want my tank to look as close to diving down on a natural reef....
So....in short, its a judgement call on what you want and think of this hobby.
(sorry for the preaching but this subject is a dead horse and it keeps gettin kicked, poor horse...die in peace)
The problem is that when I started a SW
tank 10 years ago I was told I couldn't use sand in a SW
tank which made no sense whatsoever. If there's sand in the ocean, why can't I use sand in my tank? They said it would lower the Ph and crushed coral HAD to be used. Of all the people I talked to, not one person ever even made mention of a "protein skimmer" either. The hobby has advanced since then.
We'll be fighting in the streets with our children at our feet, and the morals that they worshipped will be gone.
And the men who spurred us on sit in judgment of all wrong, they decide and the shotgun sings the song.
80 lb LR
Euphyllia, Alveopora, Pachyclauvularia (Metallic Green and Daisy), Frogspawn, Torch, Gold Nepthea, Kenya Tree, Galaxea, Pulsing Xenia, various leather (umbrella, toadstool, fingers, devil fingers, lettuce)
Maroon Clown/White tip LT anemone, Powder Blue Tang, Female Swallow Angel, SixLine Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Firefish, Fathead Anthias, Blue Mandarin, 3 Chromis, 3 Green Gobies