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Re: Starting my first aquarium, reef tank.

Postby kumar » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:48 am

stefanm wrote:I can't find crushed oyster shells or crushed coral anywhere, so will be going to a beach tomorrow, which is famous for oyster and other sea shells.

I read and read and read some more... people seem to be against the "crushed shell" method, they claim that it spikes up the phosphates to a level you cant easily handle/mitigate. Aragonite is a better substitute there, and youd buy it anyway.

How you make it porous is another story.

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Re: Starting my first aquarium, reef tank.

Postby mithun » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:24 am

crushed shells are way more porous than aragonite itself.. the beauty of crushed shells is that they are loosely packed .. that would mean loads of aerobic denitrification and critter population! At the same time its also famous for trapping debris in those gaps between the chips, hence the potential of spikes through leeching and disturbing.. Hence aragonite is a much better choice. If you are still going for shell dusts DO NOT keep any diggers in the tank and if possible include an active startfish/Sea cucumber for keeping it tidy!
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Re: Starting my first aquarium, reef tank.

Postby Aayaan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:17 pm

Yes..... Aragonite.
IMO, aragonite with big grain size.
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