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Old 06-08-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Added Live Sand to Tank

Is it OK to add more live sand that was purchased, to my
existing Sand in my Tank ??

Or do I need to cycle first than add?

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You can add more sand but you really dont need live sand. I just wonder if that stuff is really live. Just rinse it really good and get a piece of PVC and slide it down to where you want it. You`ll still have a cloud storm but it will be minimized if you do it like that. Regular old aragonite sand will become live over time.
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Don't add more than a Ĺ" over top or you may kill the beneficial bacteria coating the sand.
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do not rinse caribsea(if you use this) live sand it is reccommended not to
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