DSB

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  1. Boegie

    Boegie

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    Well, I finished my sump upgrade this weekend and am happy to have a refugium and more total water volume.

    I have collect and filled about 9 cm substrate from Black Rock, Gonubie and topped it with 1 cm very fine sea sand.

    Today, I have studied the following thread:
    http://www.ronshimek.com/deep_sand_beds.html
    The ideal size is 0.125
    What is best:
    Black Rock or sugar fine aragonite?
    I did not see any worms in my old DSB after 7 months using Black Rock. Should I rather pay R400 for a bag of aragonite? I am not stingy, but why pay R400 when I can get it for free. BUT I WANT THE ABSOLUTELY BEST - PLEASE HELP
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    Being inland, I used playsand.

    Also you need to swap a cup of sand with a fellow reefer. Must seed it. Process will then be faster. Also reseed it a few times a year.
     
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    Seeing that you're at the coast, use fine sea sand for your DSB - it's free and you won't get more natural than that ;)
    For inside the display you can use aragonite - you get nice different types from Caribsea.
     
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  6. Boegie

    Boegie Thread Starter

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    Thanks you guys. You have been very helpfull.
     
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