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Help me pick a substrate for the 150g :)


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    Question Help me pick a substrate for the 150g :)

    So I get the tank on Friday but it's gonna be SO late that we won't get it out of the van until Saturday. So I need to pick out a substrate. I used live sand from Petsmart last time. It is ok but I really want something w/ a little courser grain so that when my jawfish spits sand its a little heaver and settles faster. What kind and brand have people used I would love a picture because it's worth 1000 words when it all comes down to it this hobby is about looks.
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    just get some courser aragonite sand, you can get all differant kinds of grain size
    It takes a long long time to build a coral reef. Step by step the reefs survive on partnerships. And the most important partners are you and I.

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    crushed coral is the best!!!!!

    jk id say a medium coarse sand
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    crushed coral sucks lol
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    I love the pink aragonite in my tank. It's the next size up from sand. Just perfect for those fish that like tunneling.
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    fiji pink mixed with oolite is my favorite
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    My vote is for the Seaflor Special
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    Thanks for all the suggestions! Keep them coming Here is a cool link I found w/ a bunch of sands pictured next to each other CaribSea Arag-Alive | Special Grade Reef Sand | Indo Pacific Black | Fiji Pink | Bahamas Oolite | West Caribbean Reef | Florida Crushed Coral | Bimini Pink I am leaning towards the The reef special one SOO EXCITED!
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    fiji pink and oolite im telling you lol
    just messing special is good i used it on my first tank with a jawfish
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    See what I like about it is it has a courser more uninformed grain. I might use a mix to get some bigger chunks in there for Jolly (the jawfish) Other wise he unglued rics or fan worms or what ever it close.

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