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I have a number of WC Tangs - Foai, Ventralis, Cyps & Ochrogenys.

I am lookng for a sand that will buffer the ph, as the foai seem to prefer it, and at that price, they can.... :thumb:

I purchased some Caribsea "Live Sand", which was supposed to be cichlid sand, but is live sand packaged in water or some such thing. I like it because it is darker than the traditional aragonite.

My concern is putting this stuff in my tank, and having the "live" critters die off, spiking the ammonia.

Can I just rinse it and stick it in? Or take it back, put in regular sand, and put a bag of aragonite in the filter (Eheim 2028 - running 2 on the tank) to help buffer.

I dont really feel like killing of my kids - they are all beautiful.

I will be moving the tank this week, so some good advice would be great, before I set it up again
 

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I traded it in for Sahara cichlid sand, and saved 150 bucks. I rinsed 4 of the six bags, to be put in tomorrow nite.
 
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