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Old 01-12-2019, 12:35 PM
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Default Substrate

For G Alexander - Is substrate a necessity? I planned for a bare bottom with high flow to prevent detritus accumulating.
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Using a shallow sand bed does provide more space to host bacteria and it does have a positive impact to the systems biology. I would personally not use a bare bottom system but basically it is possible if you use good quality live rock additional.

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:55 AM
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Using a shallow sand bed does provide more space to host bacteria and it does have a positive impact to the systems biology. I would personally not use a bare bottom system but basically it is possible if you use good quality live rock additional.

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How would you recommend I add substrate to the system?
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:27 AM
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1. Always use dry sand. It is not recommended to use the sand that has been accompanied.

2. Soak the sand in the ro water for a few days, change the ro water every day, do it several times until the phosphorus cannot be detected.

3. If you are willing to 1/4 or 1/3 each time
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Sorry, it doesn't matter. You can say it here. You are right. Maybe I gave a bad suggestion. My experience is not very good. I am really sorry.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:28 AM
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I would do as Jacky has recommended. Soak the material in RO water until it does not leach PO4 anymore. You can add the sand split to 2 or 3 weeks slowly. A depth of 3 – 4 cm usually works very well. I would recommend to use dry aragonite in the grain size of 2 – 4 mm.

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Old 01-14-2019, 05:29 AM
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I was aware of soaking etc, just wanted an experienced recommendation of grain size, many thanks!
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