by, 04-30-2010 at 02:45 PM (816 Views)
I just bought some dry base rock from Reef Cleaners. Awsome looking stuff. I plan to add about 40# of live rock to the 200# of dry base rock...and take the time to seed/grow my own.
I asked them for suggestions on where to get substrate. They said to get Southdown from Home Depot, or visit local landscape companies to buy a yard of sand. I am sure people do this, but what are everyones' thoughts? I would obviously seed my sand with live sand from my existing tank.
Melev, I was going to order dry Tropical Eden, but everywhere seems to be out of it, and they want $200 just for shipping.
I plan on have about 1 to 1-1/2" depth of med-2mm SSB in my display tank, and then 5-6" of fine .5mm DSB in my 33x17x14 sump refugium. I know everyone says to do DSB in display, but I would rather have it in my sump.
I really want to ge tthis step right, as there is no going back when I add the sand and rock.