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    sand question

    im looking to change my crushed coral to sand. i have heard that rona ( i think) sells play sand that is suitable for reef. if anyone is aware please let me know the name of the sand and the place that sells it. i live in montreal. thanks

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    Cool

    BOMIX is usually the stuff. for what its worth, I've try'd that and others. the only stuff that looks good to me is real reef sand in diferent sizes available at your LFS for a high price and, SOUTHDOWN which is very hard to get in CANADA.

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    i just picked up the bomix "playsand" at rona this week. I will mix it with my 3 sizes of aragonite ( 2726, 2727, 2728 ). unless you can pick some southdown or similar sand, i suggest you do like i just did. ( alot cheaper )

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    i went to rona they had no idea what i was talking about lol..

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    What are the pros and cons of Sand versus Crushed Coral?

    I have a 1.5 to 2 inch crushed coral sandbed, but it seams to be that most people have sugar fine sandbeds (i.e. southdown or bomix?)
    "The Other" Ivan

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    I like Crushed coral over sand in fact I have sand now and hate it so Im going back to coral. Its only my thoghts.

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    liv, what rona did you pick it up from. i looked at about 5 stores in the montreal area, they all said that they sent it back for the winter and i will have to wait untill spring.

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    also, is the play sand from home depo any good, i cant seem to remember the name. let me know if anyone has used it.

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