Sea sand

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  1. callie

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    Morning all. I use crush coral on the moment for gravel in tank. I was told that coral can later became a nitrate factory. So my question is, can i use sea sand for gravel after i washed it out before putting it into tank?
     
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  3. Sentari

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    Is it Sugar Fine Crushed Coral? If so i dont see the problem.

    Personally i wouldnt go for sea sand as you have to collect below the water line and also our water is not that clean either. I would rather use aragonite if you had money otherwise playsand from reggies.
     
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    Coral is about 3mm each. I think i will go for reggies play sand. Thanks
     
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    Reggies would be your best option just remember you have to wash it like 10 times until it's white then you can put it in the tank.
     
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    Ya get rid of that stuff.

    Just remember slowly. Dont replace everything at once. Othewise you will disrupt the system.
     
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    could i use silicon type filter sand too or not? I got about 20Kg of sand already.
     
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    People seem to think that silicates leach stuff. And cause havoc. But i dont see this happening as glass has silicates in it.

    Callie at like R40 a 20kg bag for reggies sand i would rather be safe and use that. And it looks nice and white also.
     
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    Ok. Thanks for the help.
     
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    I stay near to the beach, i coll ect my water from the beach and in the next month or two i will be putting up two tanks, wich im going to go fetch sand at the beach for, im gonna use sea sand for dsb and my dt, i just feel the sea sand is really fine and therefore all the better
     
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