CaribSea Aragonite SPECIAL INCENTIVE


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18.2kg CaribSea
Seaflor Special Grade Reefsand


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PRECISION graded [1-2mm]
Intank
Refugium
DSB







14kg CaribSea
Aragamax
Sugar Sized Sand

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PERFECT DSB Substrate
Oolite
[0.1-1.0mm]



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How big is a 18.2 kg bag?
If you empty one bag into a 60L tank, how deep will it be.
YES i know its to much, but then I can work out the dimensions!:thumbup:

A 60L tank is normally 600*300mm.
If it is 100mm deep in that tank, it will be 20mm deep in a 1500*600mm tank
 
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2nd nature to me

You KNOW IT'S TOO MUCH?!!?
You must be joking, it's one of the first things I learnt...:razz:

I'm not sure what you're ASKING
I see a question mark;)

BUUUT....
it's close to 15L volume.
virtually 22-25% of your 60L(old 2foot) tank.

NOTE
Bigger tanks have floorbrace-strengtheners, aragonite will settle above, and between.
also FULL HEIGHT OVERFLOW CHAMBERS "gain" some substrate height in displacement

The good thing - slightly heavier grain size can be used in higher flow areas, and with time it becomes oolitic!


RIGHT, MADE THE EFFORT.
CURIOSITY SATISFIED.

:biggrin:How many bags ????
:biggrin:

How big is a 18.2 kg bag?
If you empty one bag into a 60L tank, how deep will it be.
YES i know its to much, but then I can work out the dimensions!:thumbup:

A 60L tank is normally 600*300mm.
If it is 100mm deep in that tank, it will be 20mm deep in a 1500*600mm tank
 
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so 1500*600*50 gives me 45 Liters.
3 bags
Christmas time
Too much for me...
 
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Shallow, yet too deep.

so 1500*600*50 gives me 45 Liters.
3 bags
Christmas time
Too much for me...
Riaan
:wave2:Ek hoor, en verstaan

If it helps you -

50mm is too deep for display if NOT contemplating an INTANK DSB (then it's too shallow)

OPT for 2bags, 2/3 of depth is closer to 35mm.

VERY COOL

That is based on more than 100 reeftanks over 10 years of substrate management experience.

VERY succesful depth to maintain, and still benefit from.

ANY rockwork, pipework or rock scaffolds, will also displace sand outwards.

I will try my best to help you when you need it.
 

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I got Tube anemones and their "body" must be in the sand, and then they got like a root that is quite long. For them to be "planted" I need 50mm substrate.
 
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Easy as pie

:wave2:

Hey Riaan

I have had more than my share of tube anemones.
Probably 1st importer to get and keep 5 colours, since 1997

TIPS!!!!


Use 32mm or 40mm PVC pipe, cut at an acute angle.
CAP cut-end off, if you want.....
drop aragonite INTO it
silicone aragonite around top 70%, by rolling

When all dry(6h is ok), drop Pachycerianthus anemone in.

They're happy, you're happy:thumbup:

Easy to clean, move , syphon substrate, have high flow without interference or damage.

WORKS ALL the time.

After all, why should whole tank have same depth when you only need small area ??
 

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Cool idea, 40mm pipe cut to what length?
Then the pipe sticks out at a angle of about 45 degrees out the sand, clearing space under tube anemone for the snails, saving them. Do you have a picture?
 
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C'mon..just do it!

No pix, sorry

I Don't keep or recommend tube anemones anymore...kill too many coral, fish, inverts. Tube is very messy...yeeuucchhh!:p

A pipe cut at 30-60 angle for best result.
Angle-side, closed off or placed under liverock.

"open side" can be straight or angled too.
 
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