substrate- Aragonite

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  1. Duimpies

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    Hi Guys
    I see a person gets various kinds of Aragonite substrate, some white , some black , some mixed , besides the grain size , are there any added advatages using a specific colour


    I like the hawain black aragonite, will this affect my tank setup or fish selction


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    Black wont effect tank setup. Might effect fish selection if you wanting to keep sandsifting gobies etc.

    Before you get the black, have a look at a tank thats had in it for a while. Unless tank is kept spotless it looses its intense black colour and goes dull and grey.
    But the black does make fish and coral stand out alot more than the white.
     
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    thanks , you've just answared my question perfectly , cause i am planning to keep some gobbies

    white it is then
     
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    gobies wont sift black aragonite?
     
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    I have used the fiji pink. Doesnt look very pink at all and it's very fine so it gets blown around a bit so factor that in
     
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    black is extremly course with some very large bits in it.
     
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    Hi duimpies,

    if you use a white substrate you would get a better light reflection that inturn would be better for coral growth. Black will make the overall apearance darker.

    We can supply Carib Sea Hawaiin black substrate 0.10-3mm which is not that coarse.
    It might affect sifting gobies because the pieces are sharper and not round shaped like the other substrates.

    Hope this helps
     
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    That makes sense. My goby has no problem sifting the finer kind of crushed coral, which is fairly course in comparison with aragonite.
     
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    Ill also go with white. It just looks more natural and it wont fade. If you google it a bit under images you can see a couple of tanks with it as its substrate. It doesnt look bad but the tank looks a little dark.or thats my 2 cents worth
     
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    about 5cm deep ?
     
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