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what are silicats exactly?
Old 12-30-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
 
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what are silicats exactly?

what are silicates? i still don't quite understand what they are.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:30 AM   #2
 
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This should help you out

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
 
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Interesting read. The use of silica sand could save a nice crisp $100 bill on a large tank. Has anyone here actually used silica sand in their reef? Austin?

By the way, i've used silica sand for years in FW setups with no visual negatives to report.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:04 AM   #4
 
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No silica sand in my tank. Always used Aragonite sand and "if it aint broke, dont try to fix it". I had enough problems with Diatoms with the recent move that I really dont think I could tolerate any increase in soluble silica. As it is now, I think I'll be looking into de-sponging one of my Orange Bam-Bam Zoanthid colonies.
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