What's your favorite reef sand and why?

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Do you prefer a small, medium or large grain size of sand and why?

  • Small

    Votes: 88 22.6%
  • Medium

    Votes: 220 56.4%
  • Large

    Votes: 29 7.4%
  • None, Barebottom

    Votes: 45 11.5%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 8 2.1%

  • Total voters
    390

revhtree

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Happy Tuesday!

Today let's talk about reef sand and more specifically the brands and consistency of the substrates! Let's go!

1. What brand of sand do you prefer to use as the substrate of your reef tank?

2. Do you prefer a small, medium or large grain size of sand and why?


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I don't know the exact size of my sand grains, but they're definitely on the smaller side. I definitely am not a fan of very large sand grains, at least when it comes to owning brittle stars and pistol shrimps, so think that somewhere in the middle is best. I don't like the look of bare bottom tanks that much, and would probably only do a bare bottom if a specific creature required it.

I use CaribSea Arag-Alive sand in my reef, about an inch and a half thick.
 

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On my newest build, I went with CaribSea Aragonite sand. It looks fine, but some areas have turned into concrete. Overall, I wish I went with a slightly finer sand.
 

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1. What brand of sand do you prefer to use as the substrate of your reef tank?

2. Do you prefer a small, medium or large grain size of sand and why?
1. CaribSea Arag-Alive - I love the color/grain size

2. I voted medium. I think the Arag-Alive would be considered medium? I just love the way it looks. :)
 

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Happy Tuesday!

Today let's talk about reef sand and more specifically the brands and consistency of the substrates! Let's go!

1. What brand of sand do you prefer to use as the substrate of your reef tank?

2. Do you prefer a small, medium or large grain size of sand and why?


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I went with small grain in mind because I wanted diamond watchman gobies. I passed on purchasing one because I now have trachyphyillias and do not want to deal with it possibly being covered
 

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Here’s another vote for Tropic Eden Reefflakes. The average size grain of 3.5mm is large enough to prevent blowing around from the powerheads, but still fine enough for my diamond goby and other sand sifting fish to burrow into.

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