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cocoa_pleco
02-19-2007, 08:32 PM
has anyone used dolomite in SW tanks?

Since its a ugf and biowheel im using, i can use either crushed coral or something called dolomite.

What is dolomite, and which is better?

Fishguy2727
02-20-2007, 12:04 AM
Dolomite is pretty much limestone, which is just fossilized (pressure smashes it all together) coral reefs. Since the composition is chemically about the same between the two, I would focus on the size and shape of the pieces of substrate and see which one seems a better fit for the UGF and the animals.

cocoa_pleco
02-20-2007, 01:00 AM
which would you recommend? which is a bit smaller than the other

Fishguy2727
02-20-2007, 12:44 PM
I'm not sure which is smaller, it would probably depend on how much they break up the dolomite. If the LFS has both just compare the two.

cocoa_pleco
02-21-2007, 04:17 AM
well, only one of my lfs has either crushed coral or dolomite, and they only have 20lbs of dolomite for 10$. That'll work.

I wont get it till friday because i guess its below tons of boxes in the warehouse and they have to dig for it