white or black aragonite

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  1. 4age

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    Hi Guys

    I am going to move my tank soon and am considering changing the substrate..currently have white aragonite, and might change to seachem grey coast calcite..what do you guys thing will look better..here is the latest pic of my tank

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  3. Fuzzy

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    my opinion .... stick with what u have... :)
     
  4. MistaOrange

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    Agreed...:thumbup:
     
  5. Evo R

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    Keep the white. Looks more natural.
     
  6. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    white +1
     
  7. carlosdeandrade

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    Take it from someone who has black aragonite in one tank and white in another. White looks better, also you get the added benefit of extra light reflection from your lights.
    Detritus that is brown or whitish also shows up more on the black aragonite. Also been told that the black stuff contains extra magnetic rock and it tends to stick to your magnetic cleaner (I have personally experienced this problem).
     
  8. Charl_Stanhope

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    +1 for white. much more natural.
     
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    i must say white is the way to go.....
     
  10. PICASSO

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    Once you go WHITE you can't go BLACK....
     
  11. KeeganP

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    +1 on the white!
     
  12. Ruberto Frazao

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    The black looks awesome in a lps and softie as the colours tend to pop out more against the black...
    The white looks more natural and reflects light back to the underside of your corals...
    Personally i have black in my cube but added white to my big tank... as it reflects much better for the sps corals...

    But its all about personal opinion...

    The white in your tank looks good so i would leave it like that....
     
  13. mornewil

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    Yeah perky pets changed their black araganite in the coral tank to white due to it not reflecting light back up and caused some bleaching to bases of sps. I would also recommend keeping white. Corals stand out more with black but light reflection is better with white.
     
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    Tank is looking awesome btw:thumbup:
     
  15. Snoek

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    I prefer the white look. Each to his own but there are just to many downfalls for the black.
     
  16. the fish

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    i would say it depends on what you want to get out. the white does reflect more but the black makes the colors of the coral pop more. and black substrate is also a natural color... in volcanic islands anyway:lol:. but rather stay with what you have bud. use the current substrate as it is already seeded with bacteria too. nice system btw
     
  17. Zandy

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    I have also had both colours and have to agree with Carlos, the black does not look so nice and also attracts alot more dirt ect. I vote keep white !
     
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