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Old 01-30-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Miracle Mud vs Refugium Mineral Mud

I'm putting together a refugium and I was wondering if anyone has used these products. I would like to know the success rate and what are the difference between the two. Thanks
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I saw a study done on "miracle mud" a few years ago and the conclusion was that nothing was found in it to prove it came from the ocean. I found pieces of what appeared to be red brick and shiny man-made plastic things in mine. It's from someone's back yard IMO.
I used that stuff on a reef i kept years ago. No difference between that one and all the rest since. These are a waste of money in my opinion. I would get myself a few pounds of aragonite based sand and coat the bottom with that and call it a day.
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I saw a study done on "miracle mud" a few years ago and the conclusion was that nothing was found in it to prove it came from the ocean. I found pieces of what appeared to be red brick and shiny man-made plastic things in mine. It's from someone's back yard IMO.
I used that stuff on a reef i kept years ago. No difference between that one and all the rest since. These are a waste of money in my opinion. I would get myself a few pounds of aragonite based sand and coat the bottom with that and call it a day.
Aragonite sand is the only thing you use in your refugium? How deep?
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Sure. As deep as you want. If you have a large enough refugium you can put a deep sand bed in it to help with filtration, but an inch or two is also fine. It's just for critters to breed in.
I don't have any sand in my refugium currently, but if I had some laying around, I'd put it in.
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