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Old 01/14/2007, 06:05 PM   #1
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Your first substrate?

What type of sand bed (or other substrate) did you use for your first SW tank? How did you like it?

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Old 01/14/2007, 06:18 PM   #2
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My first was crushed coral. Now I have sand.


I want my dog's life.

Current Tank Info: 150gal RR Oceanic - (3) 250w. ReefLux 12K, (2) 96w PC 50/50, (3) Tunze 6025 modded, (3) Tunze 6045's, ASM G3, MRC-1, Melev F sump/fuge, all run off of an Aquacontroller Jr. Mixed Reef w/ lots of Fish and not enough rock.
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Old 01/14/2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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CC and sticking to it.

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Old 01/14/2007, 06:26 PM   #4
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cc want sand because it looks cleaner

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Old 01/14/2007, 06:27 PM   #5
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crushed coral. switched to sand. less problems looks better

RISK more than others think is safe
CARE more than others think is wise
DREAM more than others think is practical
EXPECT more than others think is possible

Current Tank Info: nada
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Old 01/14/2007, 06:31 PM   #6
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I started with aragonite, then switched to bare bottom with Stadboard and I am currently cooking my LR.

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Old 01/14/2007, 07:53 PM   #7
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Crushed coral.......undecided......time will tell.


If anything absolutely can NOT go wrong, it will anyway.

Current Tank Info: 210 in wall mixed reef
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