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  1. Undergravel

    Undergravel

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    Hi Everyone.Just joined.Been doing marines for years but only properly in the last four years.Have a 2m reef with softs and LPS.My purple tip sand anemone is currently 450mm across.Currently getting rid of inverts and going to do Fish only.Something I never got right during the undergravel age.Now that I've learned how to keep nitrates and phosphates under control.I am gearing for a larger tank and a more accessible sump.Looking to do the fish we get around Durbs.I am starting a large DSB with existing tank,so it will be ready when my bigger tank is finished.Is anyone out there using pool filter sand in DSB.My new one will be too large for aragonite cost.Would love to know if fine silica is OK.
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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  5. Dane

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    Welcome to MASA! :) And let me know if you need help getting rid of your inverts! ;-)

    You can use pool filter sand or (even better in my opinion) natural sea sand.
     
  6. flipwhip

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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to MASA - got any pics on your setup for us?
     
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    Reef Maniac MASA Contributor

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    Welcome, Undergravel - hopefully you are not using one in your tank :whistling:

    Silica sand will be fine. I don't know of anyone using pool filter sand, but I don't see any reason not to use it - just make sure that the grading is correct. On the other hand, I know of many hobbyists who are using Reggie's play sand in their systems. Whatever sand you use, make sure that it's rinsed very well.

    Hennie
     
  10. Annoying

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    Hey and welcome to MASA! I use pool filter sand as substrate and it works great, so no problems there I just think it's a bit to coarse for a DSB.
     
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    welcome to MASA!!:thumbup:
     
  12. Keanan

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    Hi and welcome to MASA
     
  13. Kevin34PE

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    Hi,quick question, did you go with the pool filter sand in your display tank? Did you find any problems with it yet? What is its colour more or less when compared to sand collected from the beach below the low water mark?
     
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    @Kevin34PE, i dont think @Undergravel is with us anymore. His last activity was in 2011...

    Do you want to use the pool filter sand in a DSB, or as substrate?
     
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  15. Kevin34PE

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    Was thinking of using ita as a substrate,but undecided so far. I can easily get wet sea sand for my dsb,but I'm not sure if I want the same dark brown colour in my display tank.
     
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    Visser MASA Contributor

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    It could work. I know you get a fine & course pool filter sand. I would go for the smallest you can find.
    There are lots of guys that is against beach sand as they say it leaches phosphates & silicates back, but i have personally not experienced it...
     
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  19. Trasique

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    some pics maybe?
     
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