Do you like your sand?

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Do you like your sand?

  1. Yes.

    17 vote(s)
    63.0%
  2. No.

    10 vote(s)
    37.0%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Do you like your sand? :vulcan:
    What kind is it?
     
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  3. CodyW

    CodyW Spaghetti Worm

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    I like the indo-black Pacific in the 30 gallon hex.

    I don't like the crushed coral in my 100 gallon FOWLR but it was in there when I acquired it and so I let it be.
     
  4. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    My bed isn't deep enough, grains are too big and I don't know if I like white, pink or black sand. I have the white now.
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    its sorta mixed large and small agaragrate...the small sifts through the big...and the big isnt at white as the small :(
     
  6. Area 51 Exotics

    Area 51 Exotics 3reef Sponsor

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    I hated it! We have been slowly removing it to go bare bottom & love it now :)
     
  7. Dador

    Dador Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Cody how bout a picture?
     
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  9. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    I like mine... its seachem. dont remember the exact name though. but its very very fine white sugar sand. almost too fine, talk about a sand storm when you put it in. got about 40lbs of it in the 20gal

    Marc.
     
  10. CodyW

    CodyW Spaghetti Worm

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    Here's the 100 gallon, I can't get a good pic of the sand right now, its just not working :mad: But it's very uniform and seems to collect detritus a lot more than anything I have seen, it doesn't move much unless you have some effecient sifters.
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    Here is the 30 gallon, close up of the sand with a conch and a full tank shot, its nice contrast and is constantly moving with a single goby and single conch , the sand seems to settle on its own, not like the coral sand in the 100g.
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    I'll try and get some better pics up to show what I'm talking about, I don't know if it's good to be that loose or not but the burrowers like it and the damsels make caves under the liverock as they feel.