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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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I was in Petco and saw a clearance for "Natures Ocean Premium Marine Substrate". That is literally all it said. It said nowhere any ingredients.

Is this crushed coral that I can use as a buffer? It looks like crushed coral and for $6.00 its a good deal.

If anyone has an idea, let meknow.

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uh you dont want to use that for planted tanks.
most likely it is a form of aragonite and probably some crushed coral mixed in. it buffers your ph to marine parameters which is not something you want in plant tanks.

if you need to buffer for some reason you can use onyx sand by seachem or just sodium bicarbonate(i think)

if you are doing a marine tank on the other hand there are way better LIVE substrates you can use from caribsea.

i have used their african cichlid live sand and it works great if not a little gaudy in appearance. hop this helps
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I plan on using crushed coral in my canister filter to buffer my KH in my FW CO2 injected tank. Not as a substrate. This is not uncommon.
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most likly it is crushed coral and aragonite. 6 bucks is a good price on that, but Im not sure about using it in a fresh water tank (I've never done that) but if your using it buffer water in your filter it might work. there are other products on the market that might be better for doing this but more on the expensive side.
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i know if heard of doing that but i think it will buffer it alot.
why are you buffering? do you have ro water? just curious
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