will this substrate be better then Playsand for DSB

ziyaadb

Purple Tang
Joined
18 Jul 2007
Posts
5,590
Reaction score
50
Location
JHB-Lenzz
will this substrate be better then Sugar fine Playsand for DSB

i have about 35Kg of this substrate


Its a mix of aragonite,coral sand and crushed coral and as you can see is quite fine. would it be better to use this as the top most layer of my dsb or would playsand be a better option i would love just aragonite but its too expensive for me
 
Last edited:

jacquesb

Retired Moderator
Joined
29 May 2007
Posts
17,868
Reaction score
71
Location
Cape Town
Yes Ziyaad - this will be perfect! Bushwacker - the picture is extremely magnified..... If you actually look at the ruler spacing (the mm) you will see it is actually not that course....
It's about the same that I have in my tank (particle sizing).....
 

ziyaadb

Purple Tang
Joined
18 Jul 2007
Posts
5,590
Reaction score
50
Location
JHB-Lenzz
Hey Jacques, I want to use that for my DSB would it do a better job then Playsand even though it has a larger particle size?
 
Last edited:

jacquesb

Retired Moderator
Joined
29 May 2007
Posts
17,868
Reaction score
71
Location
Cape Town
I use mine for both my DSB, in my sump, as well as in my tank....

Yes - smaller particles would be perhaps more ideal - but this will work just as well, as long as your DSB is at least 120mm deep....
 

sunburst

Foxface
Joined
8 May 2007
Posts
2,420
Reaction score
25
Location
Durban
would it do a better job then Playsand even though it has a larger particle size?
Both will do the job. Your current media imo is the better option, even if only taken as been more natural.
 

ziyaadb

Purple Tang
Joined
18 Jul 2007
Posts
5,590
Reaction score
50
Location
JHB-Lenzz
thanks sunburst but i currently also have about 60KG of sugar fine playsand as well that i can use.
 

ziyaadb

Purple Tang
Joined
18 Jul 2007
Posts
5,590
Reaction score
50
Location
JHB-Lenzz
Thanks Mekaael but what i want to know is would it be better? as the playsand that i have is sugar fine and the subrate above is bet 0.5 and 1.5mm big
 

Similar threads


Top