Crushed Coral vs. Sand | AzReefs Forums

 · I was just curious as to some opinions as to which is a better substrate? I know with sand gas pockets can form and the sand needs to be regularly stirred, is this still a possible problem with the crushed coral? I went with crushed coral and they''re fairly large chunks. They look too big for...

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Sand vs Crushed Coral (and other nitrate problem) | New …

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5 Ways to decide between River Sand or Crushed Sand?

2021-3-13 · Cost: Simple rule of demand and supply makes river sand more expensive than crushed sand. Many still prefer making their homes with river sand where procurement is not the issue. However, river sand being organic is not an ideal construction material of choice. Performance: Crushed sand is made from the debris of construction waste and sieved ...

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Sand or Crushed Coral | Cichlid Fish Forum

 · Sand or Crushed Coral. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 10 of 10 Posts. S. saputo444 · Registered. Joined Feb 23, 2009 · 20 Posts ...

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sand or crushed coral | MonsterFishKeepers

 · ok so after doing a bunch of research and breaking down my sps coral reef tank i have decided to set up an african cichlid tank. well i have just a few questions.. i have both extra bags of reef sand and crushed coral from previous saltwater fish only and reef tank setups. should i go with...

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Live Sand vs. Crushed coral

 · Basically, I read the same response in on every topic I visited: Sand is better than crushed coral (henceforth referred to as CC). 1. "Crushed coral being a larger granular size allows organic material to settle and decay within your substrate requiring more effort to keep clean.

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Sand or crushed coral?

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Crushed Coral vs Live Sand

2022-5-11 · Live sand mixtures allow you to customize the granule size, balance the tank''s pH level better, and reduce debris. Conversely, crushed coral works well in high-flow saltwater tanks as it has larger pieces of limestone, shell, and other materials. To learn more about the differences between these two kinds of substrates, keep reading.

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Hot Tips: Bare Bottom or Sand Bottom and Why

2007-2-15 · Done in sections, it doesn''t cause any severe chemistry changes and will drastically improve the look and health of a tank. I removed 90% of my sand as there were too many pockets for the bad stuff to hide. Good water flow I think is the key to a well sustained tank. My tank is …

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Fine Sand Vs. Crushed Coral | Reef Central Online …

 · Jul 14, 2010. #6. Nitrates affect corals more so than fish. There is some debate over the issue but there is a lot of evidence (or lack there of really) to suggest that nitrates can''t hurt fish. As for your question, I''ve been told fine grained sand is the most effective in terms of filtration.

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Which is best live sand or crushed coral? | Saltwater …

 · Which is best to use live sand or crushed coral or mix the two. What is your opinion? Aquarium Forum. Search forums ... well from reading different options from live sand the sand straight from the sea is better and keeps a more stable ph in your system and has natural bacteria from the sea but I wouldnt reccomend collecting to near the shore ...

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The best substrate for mbuna cichlids

2020-3-23 · Make your tank feel like home. By choosing the right substrate and providing plenty of little hiding places, your mbunas will feel at home in your tank. The best substrate for mbuna ciclids is sand, but you can complement it with crushed corals and rocks to …

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Sand or crushed coral?? newbie here | Cichlid Fish Forum

 · PG-vi.html i havent had any problems with sand in my filter, as i said, this sand is not as fine as some out there so it stays on the bottom, if you do choose to use it, just put your filter intake around 4-6 inches from the bottom, and a rock underneath the intake, and that will solve all your problems. I didnt like the crushed coral, because ...

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sand or crushed coral

 · currently i have set up my 55 gal and it is running fine as a fish only. i would like to begin building a reef, but i was just wondering if the crushed coral is going to be a problem, or do i have to start over with sand. thanks.

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Thoughts on using crushed coral

 · I use crushed coral in all my tanks in media bag in fliter as my water has a KH of 1 GH of 2 without crushed coral I haven''t noticed any negative affects on my fish and it helps to keep stable water parameters my pH only fluctuate between 6.9 7.2 that with 100g of crushed coral in a 50 gallon tank you can add more if you want a higher pH.

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What is better sand or crushed coral?

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Crushed coral vs Aragonite – what''s better for …

2021-4-15 · Crushed coral was regularly used about two decades ago, and it''s considered old-school. Today, there are better alternatives that help maintain a healthy, clean tank more easily. Recommended product: CaribSea Crushed Coral. CaribSea …

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Does crushed coral buffer ph to 8?

 · I prefer the aragonite substrate over the crushed coral. I think the coral is just too coarse. However, I have gone to using swimming pool sand for cost savings but I lose the buffering. I either buy a malawi buffer or in the past I''ve just made my own. If you have the money, I think that one of this buffering substrates is nice to have.

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Crushed coral as substrate

 · Generally sand sifters will not process crushed coral as it is too large. If you want animals that dig and build tunnels this will usually be more stable for them. Smaller sand will get whipped around more in high flow tanks but crushed coral will collect more detritus in general but way more in low flow. Either substrate can work for different ...

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Crushed Coral Vs. Sand: Which Substrate Is Better?

We''ll explore common substrates to help you pursue your aquarium passion and make it less stressful and more exciting. What Is Crushed Coral Substrate? Crushed coral reef primarily contains a blend of an oyster shell, coral skeleton pieces, and limestone. The substrate was pretty popular among saltwater aquarists decades ago.

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Sand Vs Crushed Coral | Tropical Fish Forums 🐠

 · Ok so I Just got off the phone with my LFs to get a price on estimated total for my Tank setup. I thought i was going to go with sand but the Person told me they cause problems with filter media and if can be avoided should be in a fresh water tank they suggested using crushed coral that cost 80...

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Crushed Coral vs Special Grade sand

 · It is better to switch it out now before your tank is established in a few years and risk losing live stock. 2. Crushed coral limits your options on livestock, such as sand shifting starfish and other critters, because it is so course it will cut them and cause disease. ... Crushed coral is cheaper than sand and you don''t need as much of it. It ...

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Sand or crushed coral | Boston Reefers Society

 · Should I go for Sand or crushed coral. Home. Forums. Forum list New posts New posts (unread) What''s new. New posts New posts (unread) Current visitors Latest activity. Marketplace. All Marketplace Posts Livestock Drygoods Want to Buy Free Stuff Group Buys Reef Deals Non Reef Classifieds Seller, Buyer, Vendor Feedback.

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Crushed Coral or Sand? | AquariaCentral

 · Just got the 12g nano setup. I put in some crushed coral as the bed and have about 10lbs of live rock. Scanning through some of the post on here I seeing...

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Sand or Crushed coral

 · Which is better for a reef aquarium sand or crushed coral and why?

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Crushed Coral for Substrate | REEF2REEF Saltwater and …

 · I have 200 gal. tank that has been up for about 3 1/2 months. I used crushed coral for my substrate and am now finding out this was probably a bad idea. I understand this may cause issues with nitrates in the future??? Any input is appreciated??

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Sand vs. Crushed Coral | Page 2 | 3reef Aquarium Forums

 · Sand vs. Crushed Coral Discussion in ''Sand'' started by bowe0587, May 22, 2012. ... I personally, think that the finer grain sands look better, but that''s just my opinion. Also, most people don''t vacuum they''re sand, at all, and that''s where the detritus trapping myth comes from. The sugar sized sand doesn''t have as many problems, not vacuuming ...

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Live Sand vs. Crushed Coral | Marine and Reef General …

 · Welcome back Guest! MARS H is a private reefing group. Comments and suggestions are encouraged, but please keep them positive and constructive. Negative threads, posts, or attacks will be removed from view and reviewed by the staff.

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