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Thread: Seachem Tidal Marine Substrates Grey Coast Calcite

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    Default Seachem Tidal Marine Substrates Grey Coast Calcite

    I just grabbed a bag of this at the local petsmart... I think I really like it! Its not black like Tahitian Moonsand.... but it is a drak charcoal grey that when wet is a nice alternative. Its also half the price of Tahitian Moonsand! Even better it is Calcite so that means it will Buffer your PH/Hardness nicely which is something the Tahitian Moonsand does not do...it is also nowhere nearly as fine either... texture is the coarsest sand I have in any of my tanks... Maybe the size of a comma ,,,,,, or so.... bigger than salt anyways by a tad.


    I paid $17 for 22lbs bag of it.... the texture is not really sand but not pebbles either but its safe for sifters!

    Here are some shots of the change over on my 38g tank. It took about 2hrs to change everything over and then water change the tank (which Cleared the water pretty good)
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    Here is the best I could do close up...
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    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

    "A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

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    This is after rinsing the stuff in a bucket for about 20mins stirring it and draing off the water.... then I just poured it in....
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    After about an hour and a water change later it was clearer than this picture really shows....
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    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

    "A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

    My Tanks

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    All that was at around 10pm last night.... This is this morning... clarity is very good and I like the contrast.... Plus I got rid of another tank of gravel...
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    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

    "A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

    My Tanks

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    Default Re: Seachem Tidal Marine Substrates Grey Coast Calcite

    Originally posted by RustyNut
    Its also half the price of Tahitian Moonsand! I paid $17 for 22lbs bag of it....
    I can buy a 20 lb bag of Tahitian Moon Sand at the LFS for $20 or pay $15 a bag plus shipping from That Pet Place.

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    Ok, I am wrong about the 1/2 price thing but it is cheaper than Moonsand... and I've seen it online as cheap as $13 + Shipping
    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

    "A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

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    You can wait for petsmart to have free shipping and you would get the sand for a good price.17.00 a bag and free shipping good deal

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    Wow, I guess nobody like the look?
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    I like it Rusty. It looks great and brings out the yellow of the labs.
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    nice work, looks good

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    I like it very cool look.
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    In the picture the 2 rocks on the bottom right look like they could be the source of that substrate. A tank full of those rocks with that substrate would be cool. Not sure that would imitate a biotope you would find anywhere on Earth, but it would be reeaal cool...

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    i wann know how you got all that "stuff" in the tank (rocks a branch etc...) or is there a background there?

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