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Old 06-21-2009, 07:19 AM
Judy at Shady Grove Judy at Shady Grove is offline
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Default Using Live Sand In Your Aquarium

I have had salt water aquariums for years, starting back to when I was in high school -- the last tank I had was a 100 gallon live coral reef tank that was up and running for about 8 years -- I had to take it down (and returned all the fish, coral, plants to my fish man) when we did some extensive remodeling and adding on. sniff sniff

Anyway, I found a great article on use of live sand -- I did use live sand (along with the live coral reef and such) and it does such a GREAT job - though I'd share the article with you. It is well worth the read:

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:46 PM
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Cool re: salt-water aquariums

Judy, is that a photo of your salt-water aquarium, because it's amazing and huge! I was always amazed at the dedication and passion people who have salt-water aquariums possess because it takes so much time and effort to keep those looking beautiful, keep the fish (& environment) alive and happy. My friend had a salt-water aquarium, and he too used real sand for the bottom. He was always heading out to the stores around LA looking for exotic fish or different items he could put in the tank. It was his pride & joy, and whenever he had people over, there would always be a little crowd around his tank, just chatting and staring at the fish.

Would love to see some more photos if you have them
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:28 PM
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Smile Loved my salt water aquariums

Those big salt water tanks are great, but they do require a lot of work!

A funny story was I was way deep in the tank (like my whole arm in) cleaning and my wedding ring slipped off my finger and went down into and between the coral rocks. Well I couldn't disturb the coral and live plants and I couldn't actually see my ring. I looked for a long time and could not find it for anything. I just hoped one of the big fish did not eat it! lol Anyway, my ring was in the tank for well over a year. When I had to take it down finally to move it due to remodeling, I found my ring under all the rocks!

Salt water aquariums are my favorite - and I always seemed to go for the poisonous and stinging plants and fish -- they seemed the most beautiful and exotic to me

Will have to dig out some pic's!
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:21 PM
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Smile re: salt water ring story

Wow, what a great story about your wedding ring with a happy ending!... Did the salt water do any major damage to it? I'm glad a fish did not eat it as well!
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:34 PM
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Smile no damage

No, there was no damage to the ring -- it was gold -- but it did come out very very clean! lol Judy
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:16 PM
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Smile Nice Picture

Wow, that is a nice picture. Wait it looks very familiar.

Oh yea, that's my tank. LOL

Yup, have had this for over ten year and its doing great.

Anyone interested in buying corals, look me up on ebay ID: coralreefenthusiast or email me at fabian@coralreefenthusiast.com

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Old 12-06-2009, 05:47 PM
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Default Beautiful tank!

Mine was big and beautiful, but could never get a really great clear picture of the goings on it i! Good luck with your business -- there is nothing like a salt water tank!
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