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Old 07-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Adding Sand!

Is there anyway to add sand to an established tank? I'd like my sand bed to be deeper than what it is. Any help?
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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Add a bit at a time. I would add like a 1/4 a week.
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But do I have to buy the live sand at the store? Also how do I do it?
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #4
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No use play sand from home depot...
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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But do I have to buy the live sand at the store? Also how do I do it?
No. Its preferred to use washed dry sand. Live sand will carry too much die off and can cause ammonia spikes.

Simply buy dry sand wash it in a bucket with distilled or Ro/di and place it in the tank. A few cups a week will avoid any problem.

Adding live sand to a running tank is a bit more complicated and can be risky if not done correctly.
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But this dry sand will eventually turn live, right? Thanks for your help I've always been wondering..
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But this dry sand will eventually turn live, right?.
Yes it will
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Alright thanks. They sell this sand at Home Depot ?
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Yep, it's back in the garden center.
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Alright thanks. They sell this sand at Home Depot ?
It may be in the building materials isle as well that's where it is at mine its the first isle all the way to the right or by the lumber yard.
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