Aquarium gravel in saltwater setup???

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by TreyGiles, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. TreyGilesValued MemberMember

    Live sand and crushed coral is so expensive it could make my head spin. Can
    I afford it? Yes I can, however I was wondering if I could use standard aquarium gravel (much cheaper) in my saltwater setup. Take note I will be using a FOWLR system...
  2. Kerber23Valued MemberMember

    The crushed coral helps buffer PH :/ i dont know about using gavel. All the tanks ive seen havee had crushed coral
  3. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

  4. PeterpiperWell Known MemberMember

    Or just go BB, you could go down the beach and get the sand, filter it, boil it and use it.
    Just make sure its from a good area with no pollution.
    Kerber23 is spot on with the ph, but if you have enough LR and a skimmer the PH will remain spot on.
  5. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning!:animal0068:I have moved your thread from General Discussion to the Saltwater/substrate section of the forum. I think this will help you to get more responses from salt members.
    Ken :cold:

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