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Crushed Coral Base for Marine aquarium

 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:29 pm Post subject: Crushed Coral Base for Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Dear  All
 Am  facing  some  problems  with  the  sand  base.  Am  currently  using  crushed  coral  as  a  base.  Having  the  following  problems
 
 1)  The  coat  becomes  brown  with  algae  growth  and  regular  siphon  is  required.
 2)  troublesome  cleaning  process  and  it  takes  no  time  to  accumulate  dirt  again.
 3)  Nitrates  are  at  constant  levels  inspite  of  WC  (40ppm  maintained  through  fortnightly  WC  of  20%)
 
 Since  the  cleaning  is  bothering  me  and  disturbing  the  tank  inmates  too,  was  wondering  if  it  would  help  if  the  grain  size  were  reduced.
 
 Thinking  of  taking  out  the  gravel,  manually  cruching  it  to  near  powder  (as  small  as  possible)  and  using  the  fine  crushed  coral  grains  as  a  base  in  the  display  tank.
 
 PS.  the  crushing  instrument  thought  of  is  the  common  'Khalbatta"   the  iron  vessel  and  hammer  like  tool  used  for  grinding  spices  in  olden  days.
 
 Please  let  me  know  if  this  would  a  a  worthy  exercise.
 
 Aragonite  sand/reef  base  is  ofcourse  an  expensive  alternative  and  currently  not  available  at  my  location.  Kindly  advice
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:40 pm Post subject: Re: Crushed Coral Base for Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Bite  the  bullet  and  get  the  aroganite  sand  and  get  a  sandsifters  like  Dimond  Goby.  I  have  one  in  my  250  and  he  keeps  the  entire  tank  clean.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:41 pm Post subject: Re: Crushed Coral Base for Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 The  indefatigable  Gulls  is  back,  wondering  where  you  were  man.  You  should  be  give  some  sort  of  a  recognition  or  honour  for  keeping  this  section  alive.  Crushed  coral  is  evil.  Take  it  out  asap  and  store  it  away  for  use  in  a  sump  or  something.  Fine  grained  live  sand  is  the  best,  best  option.  It  is  expensive  but  then  you  knew  what  you  were  getting  into.  Currently  your  tank's  no.  1  enemy  is  the  crushed  coral  substrate.  Wana  guess  who  the  second  is?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:09 pm Post subject: Re: Crushed Coral Base for Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Thanks  Sid.
 only  two  opinions  and  both  of  them  against  coral  sand..
 I  now  know  that  what  i  made  then  was  a  poor  choice..  but  had  limited  help  when  I  started  too..
 
 Another  friend  of  mine  (here  in  Nagpur)  is  into  marine  and  also  struggling  for  help  from  marine  experts  in  this  forum.
 
 Wish  there  were  more   Gremlins  (  kindly  excuse  if  it  sounds  odd),  Niravs  and  sids  to  help  us  out  everytime...
 
 Vipul  (the  friend  mentioned  above)  is  helping  me  with  the  aroganite  sand...(already  mentioned  the  source  he  obtained  form  ...)
 
 Would  be  replacing  the  base  definitely...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:29 pm Post subject: Re: Crushed Coral Base for Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 You  could  get  a  sea  cucumber  or  some  snails..
 
 And  your  water  parameters  off,  hence  the  diatom  algae  growth..
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:45 pm Post subject: Re: Crushed Coral Base for Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 HI  Weylin
 
 Added  hermit  crabs  and  got  rid  of  all  diatoms.  I  guess  that  was  due  to  Poor  lighting  and  high  Nitrates.
 Other  parameters  were  at  zero  perfect.
 
 Would  have  to  wait  a  little  bit  for  sand  surfers..  atleast  till  the  bed  is  created.
 Thanks  for  chipping  in...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:01 am Post subject: Re: Crushed Coral Base for Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 What  you  are  experiencing  is  probably  diatoms,  caused  due  to  the  presence  of  silicates  in  your  source  water.
 
 
 Would  recommend  that  if  you  are  limited  to  using  crushed  coral,  keep  the  sandbed  to  less  than  an  inch.
 
 If  you  choose  to  use  aragonite,  at  least  3  inches.
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