Sea bed

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  1. Wetty

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    so as previously discussed...a DSB would be a lil overkill for a fish only tank. But ill go the fish only....pre reef route.

    So which would be the best sea bed to use? WHich substrate and in which layer design?
     
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    1. argonite - less than 1mm
    2. sea sand
    3. playsand
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    And if i live more up country...and cant get seasand? lol
     
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    :lol:

    wetty some guys use seasand only,some only argonite, but if sea sand
    isnt available then argonite and sea sand alone would be good,
    i decided that i would make use of 3 layers, the guys collect the sea sand merely
    cos they contain live critters :)
     
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    are you gonna use chaeto in your sand bed
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Floating above the sea bed or in it?
     
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    in it, im gonna either use that or just some pieces of LR on the DSB
     
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    yeah imagine the ammonium party you'll have:lol:

    above the sea bed off course
     
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    why in it?
     
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    no andreas not inside in terms of under the sand, ive seen pictures of it from the surface of the DSB to lengths to the surface of the water
     
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    ok cool just sounded like you meant inside the sand.
     
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    Let me rephrase. Im talking bout the actual seabed in the tank....not in the sump tank.
     
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    :lol: :razz:
     
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    ok in this case i retract my statements

    for you DT substrate you can use either argonite or playsand (cheaper option), but
    play sand needs to be washed many a times to clean it up to its whiter consistancy
    , i will be going play sand as well :)
     
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    Iv got the playsand...needa get the arogonite now
     
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    how much did the play sand cost you and where did you buy it from, toys r us quoted me R40 for 20Kg play sand
     
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    Toys R us in East Rand Mall.....R30 for 20kg
    Reggies in Easgate SC....R30 for 20kg
    Local Hardware store....yet to find out. :razz:
     
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    thanx wetty
     
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    I have one better caco3 sand snow white and not a bad price about R75 for 40kgs.
     
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    Cool bud
     
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