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Goby Substrate?

Discussion in 'Marine and Reef Chit Chat' started by Spen2cer, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Spen2cer

    Spen2cer Fish Fanatic

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    Hi! I have finally scaped the tank, and I'm liking it so far. I'm planning on having a goby tank, with neons, clown gobies, and firefish. I am looking for a substrate that is easy to work with, as well as benefit the fish. Thanks!
     
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    beach sand
     
  3. Spen2cer

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    I don't live near a beach. Would Caribsea live sand work?
     
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    Play sand works great, is inert and is cheap. I have it in two tanks now and find it quick to clean. If you do buy it, just make sure you rinse it twice as much as you'd think you need to.
     
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    Don't use play sand - it does nothing to help buffer pH, which is important for a marine tank. Use aragonite-based sand. Live sand is a good option although you can also get dry aragonite sand for cheaper and it will colonize over time.

    Colin: just like taking rock from a beach or shallows, collecting sand from beaches is quite illegal in many places and also can contain a lot of pollutants you don't want in your tank. It is a completely terrible idea in most places and a extremely irresponsible recommendation to make without noting those two issues.
     
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    Thank you! You are super helpful for questions, while other's are quite confusing. I'm probably getting dry aragonite, so that's awesome. Thanks for answering all of my questions!
     
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    :lol: It's all good. I can see how you could mix that up!
     
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