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Old 05-24-2005, 07:08 AM   #1
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Which do you prefer...

...and why... fine sand bottom or medium crushed coral?
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Re: Which do you prefer...

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...and why... fine sand bottom or medium crushed coral?

hmmm i would refer to go bare bottom instead but provided that u have a veri powerful skimmer
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Sand. Had coral when I failed at saltwater 15 years ago. (Didn't know a thing!) Coral collects muck.
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sugar sized sand.
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:31 AM   #6
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I use Caribsea Aragamax... Oolitic sand. White like sugar... looks nice!
And sand has less of a chance to trap deterius and random nitrate creating junk... no need to vaccum it up as long as you have a good level of reef janitors to stir up the sand for you.
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Sand. Less work for me, plus I just like the looks of it better. It requires less maintanance.
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Oolite IMO is the best solution. Not only is it easy for beneficial sandbed critters, but when you first setup your flow it will blow around and create really cool drifts and dunes making the bottom of the tank look more natural. Not to mention its not a detrius trap and has better buffering qualities.
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I have a combination. I need more LS to lay on top of all the CC.. CC collects crazy detritus! Yuck!
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