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01/14/2008, 04:37 PM
Im planning out my 150g reef that is going to have a 120 refugium under it. I am planning on using a DSB in both the display tank and the refuge and i was wondering i live down by miami in south florida if i dive maby 20 ft down and collect sand from the beach if that would be a decent idea? has anybody done this? Any opinion or experience would be a great benifit

01/14/2008, 05:32 PM
I have used sand from the beach I get It at low tide then go another 5 or 6 ft out. No Issues yet but when your on a budget I guess thats the best its going to get. I would say going 20ft down would be alot better, the further out the better.

01/14/2008, 06:33 PM
IMO I would not do due the fact all the bacteria and parasites you could have hitchhike to the main tank.