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View Poll Results: aragonite or live sand?

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  • aragonite

    4 33.33%
  • live sand

    6 50.00%
  • doesn't matter

    1 8.33%
  • both are just as good

    1 8.33%
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    Do you think aragonite or live sand is a better substrate??

    Please state why.
    Which one is easier to clean??

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    i like aragonite, just because i know where to get it cheap and ive always used it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    i like aragonite, just because i know where to get it cheap and ive always used it
    how do you clean the aragonite?? The same way as the sand?? i have never seen what it looks like so I wouldn't know. lol.

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    just a quick wash, aragonite is like a fine white sand

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    You don't wash live sand. Just dump it and the water its packed with into the tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumachine09
    You don't wash live sand. Just dump it and the water its packed with into the tank.
    Do you have to wash aragonite??

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    you can but i dont. you cant wash live sand but it will harm the live stuff in it

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    Live sand, live rock and a good protein skimmer and you're off to the races
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    ...or the poorhouse.
    Alot of live sands are still aragonite based. I prefer a mdium grade arag. I don't like the look of the larger pieces. I won't ever buy aragamax again. Way too fine IMO.

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    Personally I used neither in my tank. I used a non silicate based play sand. It doesn't have the buffering capacity of the aragonite but it has made an increidble deep sand bed. I also was able to get this without going to the poorhouse. :) I have 250lbs of sand in the tank and that gives me a bed that ranges in depth from 3" to 5" and it cost me less that $20. And to top it all off, it is perfectly reef safe.

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