Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-28-2012, 11:47 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikki_kaiser

I mixed two....

If you don't want super fine then the sugar size isn't what you want. It's VERY fine! That's why I mixed the two.

On the right or depending how this posts is the sugar fine. While it looks normal when its wet it feels like mush. To the left (or bottom...again not sure how it will post to you) is the other. I mixed the larger sized 2:1 ratio.
Ok...it posted all wrong! The larger portion is the sugar fine sand dang it! LOL! FAIL!
__________________

__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Is there anything that would prevent me from wanting a sugar size??
__________________

__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
I will tell you that the bigger granules are what I feel at the beach when wet (I live near the beach) and the smaller is much finer. Get a handful and get it wet. You will see the difference!
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benamayer
Is there anything that would prevent me from wanting a sugar size??
No. The sugar size will actually keep from trapping more detritus however I mixed the heavier in (1 bag to every 2 sugar) because I'm about to purchase an Echotech Vortech MP40 and SOMETIMES the sugar is more apt to move around with stronger current. Sugar is good for a reef tank and I've used it before.
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benamayer
Is there anything that would prevent me from wanting a sugar size??
Just not in a reef tank (my first real reef tank as I've only kept anemone)
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 12:18 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
MP40?? Lol whatdidya win the lottery or somethin?? Lol
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 12:41 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benamayer
MP40?? Lol whatdidya win the lottery or somethin?? Lol
Haha! NO!! I've been planning this tank and saving for over 8 months! I found this guy here down in the hood that loves the hobby and has no overhead so he sells stuff really cheap! I got two new kessil lights with the gooseneck mounts (think they retail for $35 each) for $400. I gave him a list of stuff I was wanting and he beat Internet prices by at least 25% plus on brand new in package. So I have enough money left overto get the MP40. Was going to go with the MP10 BUT, I will eventually upgrade my tank size so rather than spend more later and have to upgrade I'm going with the bigger now and I can adjust flow etc.
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 12:50 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Good deal! So we will see how my new 75 does... Still debating on this substrate. I think I'll like the sugar sized stuff...!
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Anyone else have any opinions on the sugar sized sand??
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 01:20 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benamayer
Good deal! So we will see how my new 75 does... Still debating on this substrate. I think I'll like the sugar sized stuff...!
I think you should go with the sugar sized substrate. If you find that it blows too much or you are unhappy with it you can always put a thin larger granular sized sand on top. You will know fairly quickly if you do or do not care for it so it wouldn't have enough time to become live sand. I will tell you this though, wash it in a bucket outside with a hose first because it puts off a lot of dust! I then drained it and rinsed it twice with RO/DI water and added a little bit of amquel just to make sure there was no chlorine. I initially tried using all RO/DI but it took so much to rinse it to nearly clear.
__________________

__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
substrate

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.