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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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This substrate will be enough?

I will be using a old mix of 30LB of black flourite mix with a 40 LB of black sand. It's been evenly mixed over time and manualy while i played with my scaping and when i moved the aquarium on a new setup.

Do i need to fear something from this substrate and if yes what?

I'll be using pps-pro method for fertiliser.
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I'd boil it just to make sure nothing bad could make it into the new tank.
I would say that there is a chance of getting "gas pockets" (whether you believe in them or not, it's up to you) with sand, but if it's mixed evenly with a larger substrate, that shouldn't be a problem.
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The only gas pockets I got with sand was from wood anchored in the sand.


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after month of setting up one of my 40B with black blasting i still see gas pocket from time to time
As for pool filter sand i never seen gas popping up b4 and i have 4 20L with pfs
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