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live sand substatute
hey guys i need a good substrate for my tank but i think live sand is a little expensive. can i use playground sand? and if not is there any good safe substatute???
salt water. 65 gallons
You can use playsand. However, I wouldn't recommend it at all. It has a large amount of silicates, which means a lot of diatoms, and it is very light and cloudy, which means it can float through the tank and screw up powerheads and the like. And it doesn't look very natural.
ok, i'll deffinantly give some thought to live sand.
You can buy base sand for half the price: Dr Foster & Smith
Add a little live sand to seed it, and there you go!
I personally use medium-grained aragonite. I love it.
i like wake49's idea
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