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24Feb 1940

Clean up crew for crushed coral | Saltwaterfish Forums ...

 · You see the crushed coral will rise to the top and the sand to the bottom. The crushed coral will still trap detritus and need to be vaccumed eventually, it will hold the decaying matter and may cause high nitrates. The sand might still be able to process …

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19Feb 1732

Crushed coral | Freshwater Aquarium Discussion Forum | …

 · The nice thing about crushed coral is that it doesn''t do anything rapidly so I wouldn''t worry about your fish and some type of rapid ph increase. I would put in a cup or so in the 125g tank. You''ll see a change over a few days so you''re safe to use it without knowing your KH. It cannot hurt to add in the coral, in your case it will only help.

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9Feb 1772

Crushed Coral Use in Viv? | Dendroboard

 · This is my take on crushed coral in viv: I wouldn''t do it. My reasoning is this: Crushed coral is used in reef aquaria as the pH is high enough that the calcium carbonate only slowly dissolves into the water. Corals then take this up to form more coral. The reason it works is because of the pH.

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7Feb 507

how long for water to clear after adding crushed coral ...

 · Note that crushed coral''s ability to raise pH is highly overrated. I''d had aragonite (even better than coral) for 7 years and pH has not increased at all. If you really need to adjust pH (go by KH instead) then use baking soda.

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20Feb 1402

How to Clean Up Aquarium Substrate and Live Rock

2019-6-26 · For crushed coral or course grain substrates, most often used in fish-only or fish-only with live rock aquariums, a light cleaning can be performed with a siphoning tool. For small to very fine grain sand bed substrates, typically chosen for reef tanks, siphon cleaning is not advised. With this method of cleaning …

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5Feb 557

Coral Sand 1mm 20kg

Coral Sand 1mm 20kg Bag. 1mm Natural Aragonite Coral Sand<. Natural Aragonite Coral Sand is graded, triple washed, and is ideal for Marine and Reef Aquaria, and fresh water where a higher pH is required. Natural Aragonite Coral Sand is the perfect substrate for the base of aquariums and also as filter media. Naturally buffers pH and adds calcium.

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19Feb 1345

crushed coral-clean it or leave it?

 · Alk and cal won''t rise if mg is low. Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge, chromis, royal gramma basslet, tailspot blenny, ocellaris clown, yellow watchman, chestnut turbo snails, bristleworms, couple of hermits. Visit Sk8r''s homepage! It''s generally recommended to clean a crushed coral bed.

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26Feb 523

Pool sand/crushed coral/aragonite

 · 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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13Feb 1368

Methods for cleaning crushed coral? | 3reef Aquarium …

 · Methods for cleaning crushed coral? Discussion in '' Sand '' started by GjB, Jan 20, 2011 . Join 3reef now to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

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9Feb 1294

Can You Put Corals In A Freshwater Tank

2021-8-31 · Yes, many aquarists add crushed coral to their freshwater aquariums when the water is too soft or acidic. The calcium ions released when corals dissolved raise the hardness of water, while the bicarbonate ions can make raise the pH of water and make it less acidic. To add crushed coral to your tank, simply add a handful to the base of your ...

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23Feb 1985

How to Start and Maintain a Saltwater Reef Aquarium

Substrates: Choose Live Sand Over Crushed Coral. Two of the most popular substrates for saltwater aquariums are crushed coral and live sand. However, for a reef aquarium, we recommend sticking with live sand. The problem with crushed coral is it''s too dry and holds too much waste and detritus.

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29Feb 1512

Division of Aquatic Resources | Coral and Live Rock Rules ...

Commonly called "rose coral" or "cauliflower coral," the colonies form cauliflower-shaped heads about 10 to 20 inches in diameter. Branches are heavy and leaf-like, and fork bluntly near the ends. All branches have wart-like projections called verrucae that are covered with calices. Color of living colonies ranges from brown to pink.

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26Feb 1463

How to Clean Up Aquarium Substrate and Live Rock

Crushed coral vs Aragonite - what''s better for your tank ...

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25Feb 565

Study on creep mechanism of coral sand based on particle ...

The time-dependent deformation property of backfill coral sand is of great important to the long-term stability of engineer facilities bulit on reefs and reclaimed land. In order to investigate the long-term deformation behavior, one-dimensional compression creep tests under different constant stresses were carried out for coral sand taken from a reef in the South China Sea by WG type high ...

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14Feb 1816

I didn''t rinse my crushed coral??? Help!!!!!

 · Ok, so you decided to use crush coral vs sand. True food can, and will get caught in it, but simple enough to remedy. You can use one of those aquarium vacuums, or the python to clean it. It is not the end of the world, just a lot more work. You didn''t rinse it …

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10Feb 1598

5 Effective Ways to Increase The Hardness of Your …

Just like crushed coral, aragonite contains the most soluble form of calcium carbonate. It comes in sand or rock form. The effect of aragonite in your aquarium water is that it releases calcium and carbonate compounds in your water. You may not know.

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22Feb 1311

Nitrates and Crushed Coral Substrate

 · 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: Quote. Share this post. Link to post. Islandoftiki.

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14Feb 997

Aquarium Chemistry: Calcite, Aragonite, Limestone, and ...

2021-10-21 · Crushed coral gravels. In light of the fact that stony corals use aragonite to build their skeletons, it should make perfect sense that any bags of gravel labeled "crushed coral" are in fact bags of aragonite. However, I''ve also seen many bags of crushed coral gravel that were actually bags of dolomite (it said so right on the bags).

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14Feb 1964

Crushed coral is a problem waiting to happen ...

 · When your water is starting to clear again replaice the fish and rocks. There shouldn''t be much shock just test your water to see if you have a mini cycle and do water change if needed. Don''t worrry about some sand in the water column anytime there is a storm in the ocean it''s much worse than you getting rid of your cursed er crushed coral.

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20Feb 1907

Crushed Coral vs. Sand | Saltwaterfish Forums for Fish ...

 · Sep 28, 2006. #2. Fish poop and leftover food and whatnot has a way of creeping down into your crushed coral and getting trapped there until it decomposes, causing your nitrates to skyrocket. Live sand, on the otherhand, has bacteria that will …

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24Feb 538

Live Sand vs. Crushed coral

 · 1. "Crushed coral being a larger granular size allows organic material to settle and decay within your substrate requiring more effort to keep clean. Sand does not have this problem and also has the added benefit of providing an area for anaerobic bacteria to colonize if the sandbed is deep enough.

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29Feb 714

Sand Or Crushed Coral – Which Is Better For Your …

Crushed coral was a popular substrate choice for many aquarists but newer sand-based products help reduce trapped detritus, balance Ph better, and a wide selection of grain sizes to suit every aquarium have made sand become the preferred choice for …

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15Feb 552

crushed coral vs. sand

 · Crushed coral being a larger granular size allows organic material to settle and decay within your substrate requiring more effort to keep clean. Sand does not have this problem and also has the added benefit of providing an area for anaerobic bacteria to colonize if the sandbed is deep enough.

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23Feb 562

Dwarf Puffers and Cleaning Sand | Puffers Forum | 26295

 · Sand will not alter your pH. It only does that if you use crushed coral (this is often used with African cichlids).Regular sand is fine. Dwarf puffers are freshwater fish.There are also brackish and marine puffers, but dwarf puffers are not Most of the time …

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24Feb 1771

Crushed coral vs Aragonite

2021-4-15 · Crushed coral. Crushed coral is mostly a mix of limestone, coral skeleton pieces and shells in the form of a very course grain sand. Its grain size is usually larger, making it a great choice for tanks with high flow that can easily stir up the sand. It also …

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2Feb 841

Live Crushed Coral substrate/sand...

 · I am removing some of my Crushed Coral substrate form my 180 gallon Reef Tank. Tank has been up for around 7 years. I have about 6-10 lbs of it right

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11Feb 1708

How does sand form?

The tan color of most sand beaches is the result of iron oxide, which tints quartz a light brown, and feldspar, which is brown to tan in its original form. Black sand comes from eroded volcanic material such as lava, basalt rocks, and other dark-colored rocks and …

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11Feb 1692

Deep crushed coral sandbed | REEF2REEF Saltwater and …

 · This outlines how to create a sucessful DSB for your aquarium. The short answer is that crushed coral is too coarse and most sandbed organisms are unable to live within it due to the size and sharp edges of the "sand". This will lead to a poorly funcitonal sandbed. If you would like to do a DSB utilize Oolitic sand (Carib sea, ocean direct, etc ...

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14Feb 1631

Florida Crushed Coral Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand ...

2021-9-14 · FL Crushed Coral Arag-Alive! Live Aragonite Reef Sand contains millions of live bacteria to create a natural biological balance in your reef tank. Contains live bacteria to assist with a faster cycle Grain size: 3-5.5mm Great for aquariums with home-building pistol shrimp High Surface Area for Bacteria BRS suggests 1 pound of sand per 2 gallons of display tank volume on average Caribsea''s Arag ...

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17Feb 1004

White Sand

Washed sand is also widely used as a mixing element for plaster mortar mix and is also known as plaster sand. We offer our range of White Sands into two different categories: Grade "A" is a high-quality Full Washed white sand free of any stones, shell, or any other material found normally in the sand. This grade of sand is suitable for ...

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24Feb 554

Zero Coraline algae growth

 · Crushed coral or calc-carb based sand is going to have a far greater buffering capacity than LR simply by virtue of it''s much larger surface area. I mean, they put crushed coral in calcium reactors and not chunks of LR. Plus, as I recall the carbonate structure of LR can be quite different than CC or sand and certainly denser.

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