what size sand is better? 0.2-1.2 or 1-1.7
0.2-1.2 mm grain size or 1-1.7 mm grain size
the smaller size says it allows de-nitrification in as little as 1" depth...any opinions?
Also, how does one syphon such sand without sucking out all the little sea creatures living in the sand and...
What sand would you use to setup a new tank? I am planning on a 1-2 in SSB.
I am not going to have a bare bottom tank - it works for some and not for others,
Southdown (IMO No good)
Would you put the rock on the sand or build it higher?
well, i guess this is me saying "i'm in" :)
this will be the first tank that i have (done freshwater many many years ago together with my father)
i'm still in the process of buying all the hardware.
got a stand more or less built, a canopy that's about 60% done.
40lbs of fiji live rock...
so i have about 200 lbs of substrate that will be making up my DSB :)
i have both caribsea seaflor special grade and caribsea aragamax select
do i *need* to rinse it ?
if so, can i use tapwater, or should i use ro/di ? or maybe just ro ?
i mean... rinsing 200lbs of sand in a small bucket is...
so i've been sisiting a couple of local fish stores, looking for a place to buy sand. since shipping on that stuff is insanely expensive.
however, neither of the stores have dry substrate (sugar sized sand) they only have the small bags of "live sand"
however, both of them had a BIG white bag...
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i'm anctiously awayting delivery of my brandnew tank.
this will be my first saltwater tank, had two freshwater tanks many, many years ago.
anyway, this will be a 90 gallon acrylic seaclear tank
and by now i'm pretty sure that im...
I moved recently into a new house and have the tank 54gal bow still at my old apt. Tank has sandbad, rock and fish with all electrical components. I thought this was going to be easy, yeah right!!!
My thoughts for moving this thing today from apt:
In a garbage bin, fill 20gal and put in rock and...
Right now In my living room i have a 50 gallon tank just full of saltwater, nothing else. I just bought 30 lbs of Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand and 30 lbs of Fiji Pink Reef Sand. Actually my dad bought it for me lol. But, the guy told him that i need to wash it really well. How...
hello, I just joined today. This is an excellent site.
Semi-berlin (well mostly).
Well, OK, heres my plan I have 3 - 90 gallons tanks with 1000/GPH overflows, each has 2 - 14k 400watts MH's, a total of about 600# fiji live rock (most of which will be in the 125 gallon sump), ASM G-6...
I am looking for opinons on the CaribSea substrate products. It is extremly confusing trying to figure out the difference in the 10 or so different varietys they sell. this is a list of the different varietys they offer-
Fiji Pink Reef Sand
UPDATED: Stuff for sale
i have a garbage can full of Live rock, and i am about to turn out the lights on it, and let it sit for a while, kinda worried about the urchin and star fish dieing, so first person with $5 to come pick up the Urchin( longspine, its purple) and starfish(brittle starfish)...
i have a garbage can full of Live rock, and i am about to turn out the lights on it, and let it sit for a while, kinda worried about the urchin and star fish dieing, so first person with $5 to come pick them up is the winner. if nothing else they could be used for a little LFS credit.
First let me say this site is amazing, the members are friendly and helpful, and the information available is overwhelming. Great Job.
In a nutshell, here is my problem. About a month ago I decide I'd like to get into this hobby and have been researching as much as I can in my spare time...
Somehow people have gotten the idea that DSB's will process wastes indefinitely. That they miraculously just keep going and going and going like the energizer bunny. Not true.
Think of them like a septic tank, you can add all the RidEx and critters you want but you're still going to end up with...
Tank: 65 gallon - 36 X 24 X 18
Sump: Custom made acrylic. MM with two types of caulerpa and one type of Halimeda. 26 watt PC 24/7 on refugium.
Return pump: Little Giant 3 MDQX-SC - Over half of the water from the return pump is recirculated back through the refugium.
Heater: Azzo 300 watt -...
I have a few questions about live sand set up. First, what brand should I use?
How deep should it be?
How much activator will I need?
Do I just get 1 lb per gallon of dead sand and then get an activator kit off the net or is live sand from lfs a better activator?
Last, I built a PVC support...