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 · 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??

Crushed coral or sand as substrate? | Greater Iowa Reef Society

 · I am upgrading to a 125 reef, and would like some thoughts on what to use. I have sand in my 75, but it is too fine. I like the crushed coral in my... Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search

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 · When i originally started out, my LFS advised me to use crushed coral as the substrate, saying it was perfectly adequate for a reef setup and fish. However i have been reading a bit more into the subject and the use of sand raises its head quite often. We have some hermit crabs in the tank as...

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 · 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 ...

Crushed Coral Substrate

Aragonite Special Grade Dry Sand 40lbs. …foot Hawaiian Black 0.25 - 3.5 80lbs per cubic foot Bimini Pink 0.5 - 5.0 90lbs per cubic foot Natural Reef 3.0 - 5.5 85lbs per cubic foot Florida Crushed Coral 3.0 - 5.5 72lbs per cubic foot Aragonite Fiji Pink 0.5 - 1.5 90lbs per cubic foot Aragonite Special Grade 1.0 - 2.0 85lbs per cubic foot.

Nitrates and Crushed Coral Substrate

 · My thoughts are: 1: Add a skimmer. I could put my Gnome Glass limewood airstone skimmer on the tank or get a HOB skimmer for it. 2: Get rid of the crushed coral substrate or mix in some finer substrate as it''s probably holding detritus. Here''s a picture of the tank: Link to comment. Islandoftiki. Posted June 21, 2013.

Crushed Coral Substrate or Sand [Archive]

 · [Archive] Crushed Coral Substrate or Sand Reef Discussion I agree with the above. Having too fine of a sand can make maintenance or even just replacing coral a nightmare. I like crushed coral as long as it is vaccuumed really well with every water change, but a lot ...

Live sand vs. crushed corals as substrate

 · Hello everybody, I''m wanting to set up a new nano reef and I''m wondering about what I should use as a substrate...I know that some people use live sand while other people use a crushed coral substrate...what are the pros/cons of using sand as opposed corals and

Crushed Coral Substrate or Sand | Reef Central Online Community

 · Hello everyone, I currently have crushed coral Substrate in a 95g tank and considering changing to sand. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both? Response would greatly be appreciated. Thanks.

Crushed coral substrate?? | REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef …

 · My husband recently bought another 30gal tank without talking to me about it. He used what I''m 99.9% positive is crushed coral as a substrate, which, as I''ve been researching, is not really an effective substrate. Is there a way to remove the substrate without dumping out tons of water? What do...

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My friend gave me the rest of her bag of crushed coral and I plan on using it to fix my pH levels. could i also use it as a substrate/base under … Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Search within r Log In ...

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 · I have about 100lbs of crushed coral that i got for free and would like to utilize it if possible. i''m in the middle of cycling my tank and am looking for a solid sand bed. Quote

Sand Or Crushed Coral – Which Is Better For Your …

It was a substrate that was very popular over ten years ago with saltwater aquarists. It has large grain sizes which makes it good for tanks with very high flow. Smaller grain-sized substrates can be whipped up by a strong flow and create a sand storm in your aquarium. This was prevented by using the larger grains of crushed coral.

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 · Well, with my 55 gallon I got about 50 - 60 pounds of free crushed coral substrate. I also bought 30 lbs of live sand to put over the top of it. So I have CC, then about an inch layer of Live sand. I have about 5 or 6 necarious snails (Sand dwelling) all whom burrow ...

Crushed coral as substrate??? | Reef Central Online Community

 · I am getting things together to set up my new 90 gallon tank. After reading some posts on this forum I think I will use some of the sand from my 2 aquariums already set up to "seed" the new tank instead of trying to transfer all of the sand from the older tanks into the new one. I …

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 · I am new to saltwater and am in the process of setting up a 35 gal tank. After doing several weeks of reading I went to the LFS for substrate. I was looking for sand but they only had one small bag. I was told crushed coral was also an acceptable alternative so I …

Crushed Coral Vs. Sand: Which Substrate Is Better?

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. However, the release of new products on the market replaced it soon.

substrate, which is better? | REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef …

 · Just picked up everything for our new tank. We have 4 buckets (5gal) full of crushed coral or the sand substrate that was in the tank. Which do you prefer...

1lb Coralline Crushed Coral Substrate

1lb Coralline Crushed Coral Substrate- Calcium Reactor Media, Frag Media. ARK Coralline Crushed Coral Substrate 1lb. Condition is "New". Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Great for substrate, cacium reactors, frag boxes and more. This is a cacium based skeleton and comes from the ocean. We sell it in 1lb. Increments.

Crushed Coral Substrate

 · Here is my dilema I have Crushed coral substrate as it was suggested to me when I first purchased my tank. I really want sand now. What is the easiest way to get the crushed coral out and add sand. I only have three fish in my 90 gallon …

Crushed coral for substrate? | REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef …

 · My SO parents started a FOWLR and opted for crushed coral as a substrate. I would''ve recommended sand if I had known they were starting one. Has anyone had success in the long term with crushed coral as a substrate? Layer is very thin, maybe 0.5-1 inch deep. Edit: Should also mention they use...

Crushed Coral for substrate?

 · Hey guys, I just setup up my little 5 gallon bowfront that was collecting dust in the closet and have a question. At the time I had a bag of crushed coral on hand and decided to use it for the substrate. I seeded it with some sand from my 46 gallon bow front and some

Crushed Coral Substrate?

 · Hey guys, I just setup up my little 5 gallon bowfront that was collecting dust in the closet and have a question. At the time I had a bag of crushed coral on hand and decided to use it for the substrate. I seeded it with some sand from my 46 gallon bow front and some

Crushed coral as substrate | REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef …

 · Petsmart In Canada has 15lb bags of crushed coral for like 19$ and they''re on sale right now. I checked them out when I was there earlier today and it seems kind of big. Maybe like 3-5mm or so. Is that too big for sand sifters or burrowers? …

Pros and Cons to crushed coral substrate | REEF2REEF Saltwater …

 · Review score. +0 / 0 / -0. Location. San Diego. The pro is that it traps detritus making the tank look super clean. The con is that it traps detritus and you''ll have to vacuum it out. With that said, it''s my favorite substrate. It looks great. Lots of room for bacteria and pods to hide in.. and when it breaks down, it releases CA and possibly ...

Sand Or Crushed Coral – Which Is Better For Your …

It was a substrate that was very popular over ten years ago with saltwater aquarists. It has large grain sizes which makes it good for tanks with very high flow. Smaller grain-sized substrates can be whipped up by a strong flow and …