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Mishikal

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What is the difference in sands. There is the regular nature's ocean live sand that you buy at the LFS and then there is the sugar sized sand.

I notice that everybody seems to put sugar sized sand in there sump. Only thing I can think of is that it packs tighter.

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mojoreef

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The concept with sand systems is that the smaller the particle size the more surface area is available for bacteria to populate. I am not sure what natures ocean brand is, but oothilic sand is what most folks use for dsb applications. Either will work though.

Mike
 

Alice

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What are your plans for your sump? And how well will your return pump be protected from the sand? Pumps and sand don't mix well together. I went from sand to rubble to bare-bottom with junker LR in the sump...the BB and LR are by far the easiest to maintain...and the easiest on the pump!
 
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