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post #1 of 3 Old 10-18-2007, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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know where to get sand?

where can i got nice white med. sand and for how much? which is better fine or med. sand?
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-21-2007, 08:20 PM
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I wish I could be more help but from what I understand you want to try and find Argonite sand for salt water. It think it helps with the pH and GH and if I remember right it is white. A LFS or a large online retailer would be my best suggestions to find it.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-22-2007, 01:48 PM
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Yes, fish_4_all, you are correct to suggest arragonite sand for saltwater. This is the best substrate to use. You can typically find it at any LFS that stocks supplies for saltwater, and it is usually found in white and pink varieties. If just getting started, or needing to freshen up an older tank, "live sand" is preferred. Live sand is bagged wet, and will help get your biological cycle started and stabalized. Before using live sand you'll want to make sure the water is in the tank with the salt mixed in for a few days, specific gravity/salinity (SPG) should read 1.023 and temp is up to 76 degrees. Adding live rock after the sand would be the next step, and then patience is the next step.

If you need further help, let us know.

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