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What substrate is the best to buy for a mix reef?
And how many live rock should I put in my 500lt tank ? Is there a set of guidelines or is it personnal preference.

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personal preference.

I got lots of rock. Give move than enough hiding places for the fish. I've seen big tanks with minimal rocks that looked super cool.
 

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for substrate, aragonite or playsand. Just do not do the sugar fine aragonite as it tends to blow all over very easily.
Playsand you need to wash like in a hundred times to get it nice and clean.
 

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Thx appreciate the inputs, what is the opinion on the blue treasures sand vs Argonite
 
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If you dry it, you will kill all the beneficial things on it. IN which case you might as well buy dry rock
 
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Is beter to buy only life rock or can you buy half dry rock and the other half life rock?

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Is beter to buy only life rock or can you buy half dry rock and the other half life rock?

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You can buy a few pieces of live rock to seed the dry rock.

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yeah.
Like in kiddies playsand.

You can buy bags at Reggies, or at some garden nurseries. Reggies is just a lot more expensive.

But you need to wash the sand like a 100 times.

Here is a picture from years ago. My kid washing the sand. He turns 18 this year. Eish
 

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