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Can you mix crushed coral with live sand? Saltwaterfish

Apr 18, 2008 If you go with a deep sand bed over the top of your crushed coral you will not have any issues. I placed a piece of fiberglass screen over the CC, used a courser grain sand first, followed by a fine grain sand on top. Overall depth is 6 inches.

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replacing crushed coral with live sand 3reef Aquarium Forums

Apr 14, 2011 It would be best to swap out all at once, else the crushed coral will just mix into the sand. Use dry sand, live sand will cause cycles. PackLeader, Apr 12, 2011. PackLeader, Apr 12, 2011 #3. tharsis Peppermint Shrimp. Joined: Apr 9, 2011 Messages: 413.

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Sand with crushed coral substrate Habitats and Equipment

Sep 16, 2004 In the past, crushed coral was deemed the best choice for a substrate. Crushed coral is just that. Coral pieces, clam/snail shells, etc crushed up into 1/2" to 1" pieces. The benefit to this is that it is aragonite based, meaning that it is made up of a calcium base.

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Crushed coral as substrate REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef

Jul 03, 2020 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.

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Crushed coral vs Aragonite what's better for your tank

Apr 15, 2020 Crushed coral Crushed coral is mostly a mix of limestone, coral skeleton pieces and shells. Its grain size is usually larger, making it a great choice for tanks with high flow that can easily stir up the sand. However, the larger grain size is not without its drawbacks.

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Sand Or Crushed Coral Which Is Better For Your Aquarium

Typical Crushed Coral The detritus as able to settle into the gaps between the grains and if it is not removed by regular maintenance of the sand bed, it will begin to decay and breakdown. As the detritus breaks down it will release Ammonia, Nitrates, and Phosphates which will feed algae.

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Pool sand/crushed coral/aragonite Habitats and Equipment

May 28, 2009 To my knowledge pool sand hasn't caused any health issues. Depending on where the crushed coral came from it is either a bunch of crushed up shells that they dredged up around Florida or it is broken off pieces of coral dredged up from around some reef. It is generally going to be very coarse. Personally, I dislike the stuff.

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Cichlid-Forum • Sand or crushed Coral

Jun 22, 2008 I poured my crushed coral into a big rubbermaid 1 bag at a time after learning how heavy wet sand gets. I put the rubbermaid into the bath and cranked the hot water, then i stired it with my hand untill it was cloudy white i led the water keep running untill it overflowed then i just stired it occationally for about 60 mins or untill the water is cloudy but you can see the coral at the bottom

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Grind crushed coral into sand YouTube

May 21, 2015 Used the garbage disposal to grind this up. *UNBOXING* LIVE tropical FISH from SURINAME PIRAIBA catfish, SERRATUS pleco, BROKOPONDO peacock bass Duration: 28:50. PREDATORY FINS 172,923 views

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How does sand form? National Ocean Service

The famous white-sand beaches of Hawaii, for example, actually come from the poop of parrotfish. The fish bite and scrape algae off of rocks and dead corals with their parrot-like beaks, grind up the inedible calcium-carbonate reef material (made mostly of coral skeletons) in their guts, and then excrete it as sand.

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How to Use Live Sand in Your Saltwater Aquarium

There are many types of sand (live or nonliving) to choose from, but the best is sand made from coral, such as coral sand, reef sand, crushed coral or aragonite. One top choice of many expert aquarists is Aragonite by CaribSea. Some sand sources other than aragonite types may have silicates in them, which you do not want in your aquarium.

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How to Change Out Your Substrate Aquarium Advice

Another process if you have a light weight substrate like very small pebbles or crushed coral is to get a small diamater hose (1″) and start a sypohon and syphon out the old substrate. This will help keep the tank water clean and at the same time allow you to do a water change when the process is done.

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Dying sebae anemone REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef

Feb 14, 2021 My base is mostly crushed shell/coral, some sand, but not a lot of fine sand. I was thinking I should make a spot that is about 4" of sand that it can bury in. But, when I quarantine, I have a small 10 gallon nano tank I could use, I would not use any type of filter media, and do frequent water changes, put some sand in the bottom, and possibly

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Simple Ways to Grow Coral in an Aquarium (with Pictures

May 04, 2020 Wipe the aquarium clean with a damp cloth, then pour the sand directly into it. The sand can be added later, but it will cause the water to turn cloudy. Run the pump and filter until it becomes clear again. Some people use gravel, crushed coral or other substrates to create a base in the tank. You can even grow coral without a base.

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Pensacola's Beautiful White Sand Beaches

Apr 12, 2020 South of Florida’s Big Bend you’ll find beaches made of crushed coral. Parrot fish eat dead coral and process it into sand grains which then wash up on the land. In other words, the vast majority of Florida’s beaches consist of a lot of parrot fish poo.

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Travelling on Mauke in the Southern Cook Islands

The lagoon is very short and you get a good close-up of spectacular waves smashing on the surrounding reef. There are no sealed roads; they are topped with crushed coral sand, much like Rarotonga's roads in the 1950s before the advent of international jets, resort hotels and tourists.

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The Best Aquarium Gravel for All Tank Types 2021 Reviews

The blend is crushed oyster shells with the coral bits and not suitable for burrowing and sand-sifting creatures. It’s great for cichlid tanks and designed with them in mind. Our Verdict on the Carib Sea Crushed Coral. There are two potential issues with this, though they’re common to pretty much all substrate options. 1.

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Very Satisfying and Relaxing Compilation 109 Kinetic Sand

In this 10 minute episode you will see Kinetic Sand and Madmattr Watermelon being sliced and squish. Some pink sand being Cut and Scooped plus many Crunch Ti...

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How to grind up Lava Rocks to make Lava Sand

Think about the amount of time it is going to take you to smash lava rocks to make lava sand. Maybe you put a few rocks under a heavy plank of plywood and drive on it then sweep up the remains. Maybe you find a way to confine the outward splash and smash the stones one at a time with a sledge hammer.

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Aquascaping Elements: Planted Aquarium Substrate

Mar 02, 2016 The aquarium substrate can be inert (gravel, sand, clay, etc.) or it can be active and directly affect the pH and KH (carbonate hardness) of your water like fluorite, soil, crushed coral, peat, etc. For example, crushed coral is known to raise the pH and KH (perfect for some types of cichlids or a saltwater tank), whilst peat moss (decomposed

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Hawaii beach sand composition

Green beach sand is composed of basaltic lava that has a high olivine content. Olivine is a semi-precious stone. One example of a Hawaiian green sand beach is Papakolea Green Sand Beach, located on the Big Island. The green sand on this beach comes from the nearby littoral cone. As the ocean erodes these stones, they are crushed into fine sand.

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Cichlid-Forum • Aragonite question

Mar 25, 2010 No. Pool Filter Sand is inert. It doesn't affect your water chemistry at all. I am using aragonite/crushed coral it is still the same thing! in the substrate of my 125G mixed in with Pool Filter Sand, and in the sumps of my 240G. Granted, it has o drastic

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Grind crushed coral into sand YouTube

May 21, 2015 Used the garbage disposal to grind this up. *UNBOXING* LIVE tropical FISH from SURINAME PIRAIBA catfish, SERRATUS pleco, BROKOPONDO peacock bass Duration: 28:50. PREDATORY FINS 172,923 views

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How does sand form? National Ocean Service

The famous white-sand beaches of Hawaii, for example, actually come from the poop of parrotfish. The fish bite and scrape algae off of rocks and dead corals with their parrot-like beaks, grind up the inedible calcium-carbonate reef material (made mostly of coral skeletons) in their guts, and then excrete it as sand.

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Dying sebae anemone REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef

Feb 14, 2021 My base is mostly crushed shell/coral, some sand, but not a lot of fine sand. I was thinking I should make a spot that is about 4" of sand that it can bury in. But, when I quarantine, I have a small 10 gallon nano tank I could use, I would not use any type of filter media, and do frequent water changes, put some sand in the bottom, and possibly

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How to grind up Lava Rocks to make Lava Sand

Think about the amount of time it is going to take you to smash lava rocks to make lava sand. Maybe you put a few rocks under a heavy plank of plywood and drive on it then sweep up the remains. Maybe you find a way to confine the outward splash and smash the stones one at a time with a sledge hammer.

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Cichlid-Forum • Aragonite question

Mar 25, 2010 No. Pool Filter Sand is inert. It doesn't affect your water chemistry at all. I am using aragonite/crushed coral it is still the same thing! in the substrate of my 125G mixed in with Pool Filter Sand, and in the sumps of my 240G. Granted, it has o drastic

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Aquascaping Elements: Planted Aquarium Substrate

Mar 02, 2016 The aquarium substrate can be inert (gravel, sand, clay, etc.) or it can be active and directly affect the pH and KH (carbonate hardness) of your water like fluorite, soil, crushed coral, peat, etc. For example, crushed coral is known to raise the pH and KH (perfect for some types of cichlids or a saltwater tank), whilst peat moss (decomposed

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Aquarium Sand Vs Gravel Which Substrate Should You Choose

Coral/Reef Sand—Made from crushed coral or a calcium carbonate-based mineral such as aragonite, reef sand is a common choice for saltwater aquariums. These products are not suitable for freshwater tanks. Desert/River Sand—Often marketed for terrariums, these natural products are cleaned and processed to uniform size and shape.

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Hawaii beach sand composition

Green beach sand is composed of basaltic lava that has a high olivine content. Olivine is a semi-precious stone. One example of a Hawaiian green sand beach is Papakolea Green Sand Beach, located on the Big Island. The green sand on this beach comes from the nearby littoral cone. As the ocean erodes these stones, they are crushed into fine sand.

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The best substrate for turtles turtleexpert

Apr 22, 2020 Carib Sea Crushed Coral Substrate. As opposed to sand, the Carib Sea Crushed Coral Substrate is the perfect choice for turtle owners who are looking for a more natural and aesthetically pleasing substrate. This substrate is one of the best-crushed coral beddings available in the market.

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How to Choose the Right Substrate for Your Land Hermit

Jul 23, 2019 1. Sand. Sand is a fine choice fof substrate since it is beautiful and the crabs can easily burrow under it without it collapsing. It’s also inexpensive. You don’t need to buy bags of “hermit crab sand." A 50 lb. bag of play sand for three dollars at the hardware store is just as good as hermit crab sand but is much cheaper.

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Anybody Know How Much Crushed Coral To Add To A Cichlid

im guessing if you want to keep the PH up its an african cichlid tank ? when i setup my malawi tank i used about 2 inch of substrate around 70% was crushed coral sand mixed with 30% medium sized gravel, i found the gravel gives the substrate more stability for stacking rocks as the african cichlids are prolific diggers (in places in my malawi tank i can see the glass bottom because they have

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Choosing the right aquarium substrate

Aragonite sand can be mixed with live sand or crushed corals. Due to the pH raising character it is suited for marine and reef set-ups only. Crushed Corals. This substrate was a long time favorite before the use of aragonite. Sharing the same values in providing buffers to stabilize and enhance the pH, crushed corals usually push the pH up to 7.6

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Red Dottyback, Spottysail Dottyback, Labracinus cyclophthalmus

Substrate Type: Mix Sand + Coral Mostly sand with a little crushed coral so they can burrow. Lighting Needs: Any Temperature: 72.0 to 79.0° F (22.2 to 26.1° C)

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Using Oyster Shell in Your Garden Organic Soil & Compost

Another smart strategy for using oyster shells is to brew them into vinegar tea. Once you have crushed your shells, soak them in an apple cider vinegar mixture (one part shells to three parts vinegar) in order to pull out the calcium carbonate. After brewing for two to three weeks, you can mix a quarter cup of the mixture into a gallon of water

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