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Old 06-13-2009, 07:02 AM   #1
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Talking Got the tank Any Suggestions on the sand?

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I picked up the tank and stand yesterday, I'm glad i went with a 60" version of the 120, Anything bigger would have been crazy. It's amazing how big a tank looks when you get it home. FYI, when a Perfecto tank 65 gallons or larger is purchased with a Perfecto stand Perfecto warranties the tank for 20 years instead of the normal 1 year, I think it's a good deal.
The tank is going to be a FOWLR and would like to get clown fish, tangs, a goby or 2 to start, what type of sand would be good? I've read a few favor Fiji Pink. All opinions and suggestions are welcome. Oh Yeah almost forgot, it also has to look good, when finished this tank has to impress the Girls in my life.

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I`m sure it will impress everyone. As far as the sand I would just use dry aragonite sand. It comes in various grain sizes. I would be careful getting to too small of a size grain as it blows around the tank quite easy. Some folks do have the smaller grain size and maybe they can tell you how to keep it from blowing around. I have a medium grain size. I would also suggest that you dont get the "live" sand as I personally dont think it could still be live. You`ll save money by getting the dry sand and it will become live over time. Congrats on the new tank and I think the 5 ft version was best also as it will give your tangs more swimming room. Good luck setting it up.
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I`m sure it will impress everyone. As far as the sand I would just use dry aragonite sand. It comes in various grain sizes. I would be careful getting to too small of a size grain as it blows around the tank quite easy. Some folks do have the smaller grain size and maybe they can tell you how to keep it from blowing around. I have a medium grain size. I would also suggest that you dont get the "live" sand as I personally dont think it could still be live. You`ll save money by getting the dry sand and it will become live over time. Congrats on the new tank and I think the 5 ft version was best also as it will give your tangs more swimming room. Good luck setting it up.
Thanks Mike, I'll get the medium grain dry aragonite, the last thing I want after all of the effort is a sand storm in the tank.
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I got sugar sand.
wow, what a headache.
Looks really cool now and has seemed to become heavier and not as "floaty" but when I first added it my tank was cloudy for a week and I still have a light, dusty residue on the glass. But like I said...It looks pretty cool.
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I have the fine sand and after it settled it was marginally stirred up by the PW's but now I have a sleeper goby and Its a constant sand storm. Go with the mid sized.IMO
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I got sugar sand.
wow, what a headache.
Looks really cool now and has seemed to become heavier and not as "floaty" but when I first added it my tank was cloudy for a week and I still have a light, dusty residue on the glass. But like I said...It looks pretty cool.
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I have the fine sand and after it settled it was marginally stirred up by the PW's but now I have a sleeper goby and Its a constant sand storm. Go with the mid sized.IMO
Thanks guys, will the mid sized affect the gobies at all?
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Thanks guys, will the mid sized affect the gobies at all?
No. I have two gobbies in my tank and they do fine. My bullet gobby does nothing but sift while the lights are on.
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+1 for med grain sand. I have fiji pink sand and my Vortechs on full power move it around like nothing. I now have a 3ft area in the center of the tank that is bare. I can see the egg crate that I placed in the tank.
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+1 for med grain sand. I have fiji pink sand and my Vortechs on full power move it around like nothing. I now have a 3ft area in the center of the tank that is bare. I can see the egg crate that I placed in the tank.
Good info, i ordered medium sized aragonite from that pets place (Caught a sale), about 140 lbs worth hopefully it will be enough.
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