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Old 02-02-2005, 10:01 PM   #1
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Best substrate/sand & depth for nano?

I used CC in the 55g but have heard a sand bed is better for the nano... and all tanks really. So which brand & how deep should the bed be?


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I'm no expert but as far as I know pretty much any aragonite based sand will do pretty good. I used Caribsea aragamax select, others used tropical playsand from home depot. the latter is cheaper.
I'd say about 1-1.5 inches in a nano.
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Goodsand suggestions. I put about 20lbs in my 12gal nanocube. Sand bed is about 3in deep.
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2 to 3 inches deep is more than enough, the deeper the bed, the longer it will take to activate, throw in some sand from an already well established system to help it along. Remember, live sand takes an awful long time to become "live", in excess of a year, don't be fooled by the surface of it, that happens quickly but it does not mean you have live sand, do not disturb it if possible. arminkropp suggested Caribsea aragamax select, excellent suggestion, it is very good, nice and porous.
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