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Substrate Recommendations

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

  1. CarissaT

    CarissaT New Member

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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

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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.
     
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    calvin doss Lifetime Member
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    What are your goals? Do you want to grow plants??? Are you going to use CO2?

    If you DO want to grow plants and you are NOT going to use CO2, then I would recommend you reading the article https://barrreport.com/forums/non-co2-methods.26/

    You may want to find out if your water is soft, moderately hard or hard - just google it in your area.
     
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