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Old 12/15/2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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Do you like Caribsea sand ???

Just want to know haw many people liek this brand and are using it now. I am probably just going with the plain AGRAMAX sold in 30lb bags. (NOt the live one). My tank has been up for a while and I just want to add sand to it now, so tell me if you like the company or not.


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Old 12/15/2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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It is the only company I would use. I love their products, have used for over 10 years. Big supporter of there supplements too.



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Old 12/16/2006, 10:46 AM   #3
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anyone else using this, I thought it was more popular than that!!!


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Old 12/16/2006, 11:01 AM   #4
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I used it as well.


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Old 12/16/2006, 11:03 AM   #5
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I like it.
Just be sure to add a little at a time and put it in one corner at a time.
Don't just cover your existing bed completely.
I rinse in RO water 3 or 4 times b4 adding and have almost 0 cloudiness.


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Old 12/16/2006, 11:11 AM   #6
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I am relatively new but I chose the caribsea special grade sand for my reef and I really like the looks of it myself.


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Old 12/16/2006, 11:49 AM   #7
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I put 160LB's in a 90 never rinsed are anything and it fine 2 years now


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Old 12/16/2006, 12:02 PM   #8
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This is what I put in my new 180 and other than having to rinse it 9 million times only to still have be really cloudy for a day it looks nice, I mixed 2 bags special grade fine with one bag of select for some larger pieces and it looks good, I almost wish I would have went completly fine thugh but I like it...


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Old 12/16/2006, 12:03 PM   #9
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Just got 20lbs of the Agra-live Fiji Pink for a new 20g. I was going to use the regular but there was little difference in cost for the "live" so I thought I'd try it.


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Old 12/16/2006, 12:11 PM   #10
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I use it and love it!


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Old 12/16/2006, 12:15 PM   #11
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What would be the best caribsea sand to use for a reef setting? Not to highjack the thread.


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Old 12/16/2006, 12:17 PM   #12
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Thanks for the comments I guess this is what I will go with, how deep should i go for denitrification using the AGRAMAX style. I heard it can be a bit more shallow due to its grain size, any idea in inches how deep it should be around?
ANd what is the right style for a reef to second your question, AGRAMAX style good for a reef, I dont get the cost effectiveness with the live stuff when i factor shipping and #'s of sand, anbd many ppl say it is a joke, plus i will be making a new tank using this sand but my water and my LR will be coming from my year old BARE BOTTOM tank.


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Old 12/16/2006, 01:55 PM   #13
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I use the caribsea aragonite seaflor special grade reef sand 1-2mm.
4"- 6" is rec.
Live sand has lots of dieoff, and has to cycle.
In a new tank really all you need is a handful or 2 of sand from an established tank to seed the new sand.
I've helped several friends with this and found this to be the fastest cycle.


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Old 12/16/2006, 11:38 PM   #14
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This is the only brand sand I use as well. Caribsea Aragalive Special Grade Reef Sand. Have about 3" in a 100 gallon tank.


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Old 12/17/2006, 12:25 AM   #15
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if you go with 4 to 6 inches of sand you will have what is considerd a dsb and that adds all kinds of other things and issues you need to know about I would reccomend 2 inches or so


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Old 12/17/2006, 01:31 AM   #16
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Caribsea makes great substrates. I've got their Fiji Pink in my tank. Looks great!


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Old 12/18/2006, 06:48 AM   #17
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What kind of maintainece are you doing on your DSB and is it in the display or fuge or remote ?


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