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In my opinion it's just a matter of preference…people buy aragonite for its buffering capabilities or characteristics and others buy PFS because it's cheap and probably to spend more money on fish...
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I have ceramic floor tiles in my tanks. Very easy to keep the tanks looking spotless and can run some serious flow without worrying about sand moving around. Oh, also the tank is less likely to get scratched when cleaning.
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I have ceramic floor tiles in my tanks. Very easy to keep the tanks looking spotless and can run some serious flow without worrying about sand moving around. Oh, also the tank is less likely to get scratched when cleaning.
Seems kind of boring and not fair for the fish?
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Seems kind of boring and not fair for the fish?
LOL And keeping them in tanks is any fairer? My fish breed, and you know what they say about fish that breed right?

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I put 80 lbs in my 180 gallon tank. 40 lbs in the 90.
How thick is the substrate in the 180 with the 2bags. Would I be correct to assume about 1.5 in.
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How thick is the substrate in the 180 with the 2bags. Would I be correct to assume about 1.5 in.
You are correct with your assumption.
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I tried pool filter sand in my 240g as so many people said they liked it....I personally don't.

It is cheap, but to me thats where the benefits stop.

As others have stated Caribsea Aragonite special grade is my go to substrate bar non. It looks great, buffers the water well making maintenance a breeze and is heavy enough to stay down. In my opinion the upfront cost of the stuff greatly out ways the down the road costs of maintenance and buffing agents and such...
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I've got a 60 gallon with 2 Aqua Clear 110 filters and an Aqueon 1250 power head. I used 50 pounds of pool filter sand and then added 20 pounds of Aragonite on top. I haven't had any issues with the sand at all. It has mixed in over time with vacuuming, but the vacuum doesn't suck any of it up. Haven't had any issues with it blowing around my tank and I have one strong power head for a 60 gallon. No issues with the filters either. The fish like to move it around by mouth and the power head creates some hills, but overall I haven't had any issues and wouldn't do anything differently.
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