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KingPoseidon 07-29-2019 08:53 PM

Live sand recommendations!!!
 
Hey guys Iím thinking about possibly getting back into saltwater after a year break. Problem is Iím not sure what sand I really want. Iím filling a 55gal. I love my anemones and I love eels so I know a finer sand would be ideal but Iím not sure what kind to go with please help me out!

Sniperhank 07-30-2019 12:14 AM

There are lots out there to choose from. Really the key is an aggregate sand rather than a silicate as diatoms feed off of silicates and they would be constantly in your sandbed...among some other issues it can cause. Though with that said, some people have had success using pool filter sand as their sandbed.

I personally have only used Carib-Sea sands and can only speak for the 'regular colored' sand and black.

KingPoseidon 08-19-2019 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Sniperhank (Post 3527843)
There are lots out there to choose from. Really the key is an aggregate sand rather than a silicate as diatoms feed off of silicates and they would be constantly in your sandbed...among some other issues it can cause. Though with that said, some people have had success using pool filter sand as their sandbed.

I personally have only used Carib-Sea sands and can only speak for the 'regular colored' sand and black.



I appreciate the help! How much do you think I would need for a 2-3Ē sand bed? Or should I go deeper

Sniperhank 08-19-2019 09:42 AM

I would go for a lbs per gallon just like you will for the rock in the system. That should give you close to that I would think. If you don't like the depth you can always add more.


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