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hi guy i just bought 50kg of aragonite to put i my DT(1,8m) and have about 8kgs left but i was thinking to take out the same volume out my dsb (playsand) and put the top layer aragonite reason being play sand is not so good at hosting critters but good for bacteria but aragonite is good at hosting critters but not as good at hosting bacteria so i so thinking bottom layer playsand for the bacteria where it likes it down at the bottom and aragonite on top for the critters where they like it so what do u guys and girls think good idea or a what the hell are u thinking idea :whistling::whistling:
 

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Gemini - why don't you "JUST ADD" the 8kg's aragonite ON TOP of the DSB? The DSB will automatically "adapt" - the life fauna won't impacted, because they are burrowing in any case....
 
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14cm from water surface to dsb surface dsb is 15cm deep but i need the space above for the cheato and mussles
 

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Question Jacquesb. How do you incorporate the Chaeto in the dsb ?
I'm not jacques (lol) but will answer. It only tumbles on top of the DSB in the water.
 

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You don't "incorporate" it Brent. You just PLACE it there. Important thing about all/ANY nuisance macro algae is that it does not get into your pumps, ie skimmer pump OR return pump. It can STUFF up your pumps badly. I have my chaetomorpha in seperate "floating" "tupperware like type" containers, that I have cut slits in, that the water can flow through, but the chaeto cannot easily come out of.....
 

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You can use a 6500 kelvin globe to grow the chaeto. It also needs nutrients to grow, so if the nutrients are very low, it will look like the chaeto is standing still (not growing)
 

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Sorry Gemini.Don't mean to hijack your thread.
I can't see that asking a question related to the subject is a "hijack" - that is how we learn, by asking ;)
 

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