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Old 08-22-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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which sand to use?

In my current sw tank I am using Seaflor Special Greade Reef Sand and it seems a bit course and I'd like to use something finer in my newest tank (AND go with a deeper sand bed too).

Could I use Tropic Isle Tahitian Moon Sand (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...24&pcatid=7324 )? And approximately how much would you suggest for a 40 gallon long tank?
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I hear folks don't like that as much since it shows more fish waste and other things....
Try this calculator:
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I`ve always wanted to try the black sand also but I know a few folks that have used it and they did not like it. Said it showed dirt and waste more than usual.
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Nuts!! I wanted to try something a little finer....I'll have to nose around. Thanks very much for the calculator. I wouldn't have gotten enough sand. I was thinking about 60 lbs but it turned out I needed almost 90 lbs!

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Looking for some nice contrast for those expensive corals eh
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Moi? Expensive corals? No no! I only get free frags from friends. I rarely spend money on my tank. We're saving money for tools and such.

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That`s what a few have told me Msbeanctr. I`m sure there are just as many out there that do like it. If it`s what you want then go ahead. Dont do it for the grain size as there are all kinds of grainsizes out there in white. I like a heavier particle so it dont blow away so easy. JMO
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Nuts!! I wanted to try something a little finer....I'll have to nose around. Thanks very much for the calculator. I wouldn't have gotten enough sand. I was thinking about 60 lbs but it turned out I needed almost 90 lbs!

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