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Substrate Recommendations

Discussion in 'Sediment / Substrate' started by CarissaT, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. CarissaT

    CarissaT New Member

    Jul 2, 2019
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    Hello, I am getting back into the hobby after about 10 years. Thinking about what type of substrate I should go with and just due to cost I think I will stick with sand. I’ve heard pool sand is coarser than play sand which is a plus, don’t want any compacted nasty spots plus I know how messy fine sand can be when you start moving things around and vacuuming since I was in saltwater for a while. Any recommendations on grade? For instance #20 grade, what does that correspond to as far as fine/coarse..? And I might just get some myself at a local beach if I can find something suitable, but if I don’t I will have to order it online.
  2. Bella Smith

    Bella Smith New Member

    Sep 23, 2020
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    You can take a look at Flourite Black Sand. It's great. The outstanding black color makes aquarium inhabitants stand out, especially, it comes with generous amount of nutrients.
    #2 Bella Smith, Nov 12, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2020

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