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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-20-2007, 02:10 AM
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how about sand. Don't you guys have a lot of that in HI?
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-20-2007, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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Lol, not sure if it'd be good to take from the beach, but I guess we do. Also a bit fine in some areas.
And the color is just like SMS, a darkish brown with some orange pieces.
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I was only half serious I guess, I'd be quite wary of it too. The dark color would be really nice looking though I think. Worth a thought. If it contains crushed coral, I believe it would increase your hardness, which may not be in line with your goals for the tank.
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o_O I was talking about the SMS. And yeah, too much impurities. I could use it if it was a planted only I guess, lol.
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Lol, not sure if it'd be good to take from the beach, but I guess we do. Also a bit fine in some areas.
And the color is just like SMS, a darkish brown with some orange pieces.
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o_O I was talking about the SMS. And yeah, too much impurities. I could use it if it was a planted only I guess, lol.
I took the first quote as being about the color of the sand being similar to the SMS. I said the color of the sand would look nice in a tank.

The increased hardness of the water from crushed coral, if that is indeed what your sand there is made from, would affect the plants more so than the fish, but you may be able to make plants and fish both adapt.

Good luck in your search.
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-20-2007, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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Lol, sorry, I got 4 hrs of sleep last night, meant oil dri was similar to SMS! And there is a black sand beach on maui
http://volcanogallery.com/Places-Punaluu.htm
And I'm just using oil dri, don't like it too much since it smells funny and also really dirty, but most I can really afford.
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Hope it works out for you.
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