Fine sand

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  1. reefer101

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    Hi
    Anyone knows where in durban I can get fine white sand I don't know whats it called but its really fine sand? Also iv noticed some tanks on this forum that has sand like that and I would like to know how do you keep it so white and clean?

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  3. JJF

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    The beach?
     
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    Reggies play sand, give it a good rinse.
     
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    Sugerfine aragonite. You should be able to source it at any of the sponsors. Just a little pricey though. if your flow is good then it should stay clean coz there'll be no detrtus settlement on it.
     
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    Also the cheapest option, but make sure you rinse the play sand good.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Thank you all
    Also when adding to the tank would I remove the aragonite I have now or can I put it over it?
     
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    No, don't remove it leave it as is and add over it:thumbup:
     
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    Ah that's good
    THank you :D
     
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    I agree, add the finer sand over it. But just keep some sand left over, the finer sand will fall through the bigger grains of sand/aragonite and your old sand will start re-appearing. When this happens just take the leftover sand and "top-up" :thumbup:
     
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    Just bear in mind that with going with sugarfine sand its gonna blow around(sandstorm)
     
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    Jip. Problem I am having. Considering removing it all and adding something just a little more course
     
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    Thanks guys
    Also would a clown goby contribute to sand storms?
     
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    If you want your sand super clean get a sand sifting star. We have one in our 2m tank and the sand is very clean.
     
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    not the best option. They normally starve to death over time. Needs lots of sand.
    2m might be enough, but smaller and they will starve most likely. Also depends on how much open sand you got.

    do not get a sand sifting star for a nano.
     
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    What is the big difference other than the massive price difference between reggies play sand and aragonite from the lfs ?
     
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    Try play sand from a garden center. Same as Reggies, but a lot cheaper and in a much bigger bag.

    But all playsand you need to wash it like a hundred times.
     
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    Thanks
    Is play sand fine as sugarfine aragonite?
     
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    slightly bigger.
    less prone to sandstorms, but a pump pointing in the wrong direction will still move the sand.
     
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    So if I understand the above statememnt correctly, in your opinion, R65 regular play sand is better than the R1000 aragonite from lfs ?
     
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