Thoughts on CaribSea Aragonite? (Dry)

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  1. Pittsford_Pets

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    Exactly what the title says!
     
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    It's fine.
    Depends on what you are dong with it.
    Starting a tank w all dry rock and sand , yes.
    Adding to an established tank no, cycle and cure it first.
     
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    Rinse it out ... all sand can build up a lot of dust.

    ~Bruce
     
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    Good point. I'd forgotten that one. Rinse it a lot!
     
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    I add some here and there to my established tank & haven't noticed any spikes. But as others have said, rinse it first.
     
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    How would I go about curing it?
     
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    A bin with saltwater and Bactria. And flow. Like cycling a tank.
    A bucket will work but you need to bury the pump so it circulates or ouch a tube to the bottom from the pump. through the rock as best you can.
     
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    I am not arguing that you dont have to but I added 40lbs of it to my 11 month 125g about a month ago. I had a little diatoms bloom over the new sand but after a week it all went away. I did vacuum over the old sand a little before adding the new one. And yes rinse, rinse, rinse.
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    Hopefully I did not do a mistake with mine.
     
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    I added 40lb DT to my 55 when I transfers to it as did have probs.
    So vol is a definite consideration.
    After a full 30 days when I added the snails , they ran up rocks off the sand like they were being burned. In fact, they were.
     
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    No matter how much you rinse new sand, it never seems to be enough.
     
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    If you're worried about water being cloudy, you can buy flocculent (the stuff in the CaribSea bio-magnet) which will bind small particles together; it's expensive so probably better to just keep rinsing, rinsing and rinsing.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I’m gonna cure it after rinsing.
     
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