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Old 03/11/2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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29g biocube. how much sand?

Do most of you use eggcrate at the base of your cube?

How much sand are you using? I imagine a 15 lb bag would be enough for the standard 1" sand depth, but want to be sure.


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Old 03/11/2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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I didnt use eggcrate in my 29.. I do in my large tanks tho, because of large fish. I didnt even use a whole 20lb bag. Maybe 2/3 of it. Do you plan on having anything that buries itself completely?


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Old 03/11/2014, 05:29 PM   #3
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I plan on having a mixture of snails and crabs, along with a gobie. Nothing I can think of that will bury itself though.

Im no fish expert, but I was reading that it helped the rock from moving and shifting.


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Old 03/11/2014, 06:36 PM   #4
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I plan on having a mixture of snails and crabs, along with a gobie. Nothing I can think of that will bury itself though.

Im no fish expert, but I was reading that it helped the rock from moving and shifting.
It does help, which is why it was always in my big tanks.. I have a maroon clown, a splendid dottyback, and a psychedelic mandarin... Not much rock pushing power there.


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Old 03/11/2014, 07:05 PM   #5
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It does help, which is why it was always in my big tanks.. I have a maroon clown, a splendid dottyback, and a psychedelic mandarin... Not much rock pushing power there.
LOL. I am imagining a couple clowns ripping down a rock wall. LOLOL


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Old 03/12/2014, 12:43 AM   #6
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Google. There are online calculators to determine how much sand you need based on your tank dimensions.


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Old 03/12/2014, 06:47 AM   #7
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I used two 20lbs bags of Fiji Pink for my 29g Biocube.

The sand is pretty deep and looks great imo.


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Old 03/12/2014, 07:46 AM   #8
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Google. There are online calculators to determine how much sand you need based on your tank dimensions.
Thanks! I found a ton of calculators on marine depot.

Looks like 15-30 would be the perfect range for me. Im going to go with the black sand. It looks pretty awesome in a few of the setups ive seen on here.


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Old 03/13/2014, 05:11 AM   #9
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I did 30lb and my orange diamond goby has plenty to sift and move around.




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Old 03/15/2014, 10:30 PM   #10
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love me some black sand, but i think i was told long ago that it will bleach out over time. Is this correct?


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Old 03/16/2014, 03:07 AM   #11
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15-20 should be fine you could make it a bit more if you wanted a deep sand bed


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