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Old 08-06-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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Adding Sand

I was wondering if I can put live sand over my Crush Coral, or do I need to remove the coral before adding sand. TIA
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You would be better off changing out the cc for the sand over a couple of weeks.

Dumping the sand on top would result in both trapped detritus and a smothering of bacteria. Even though the sand is live it won't have nearly enough bacteria to prevent an ammonia spike so it's best to only change half or third at a time.
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I set my tank up a few weeks ago.
Exact same question I had, Originally I had CC but removed it and put in
a DSB. Before I added my LR.

I also heard that after a few years the CC will have to be changed,
anyone know more about that?

IMO The sand looks so much nicer than the CC
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THe CC will also over time filter to the top as the sand sifts to the bottom. Clearly its more work to remove the CC but its worht it in the long run. My first tank I started with CC. Once I started to learn more about salt tanks I realized sand was what I shoudl ahve done and I did the swap out just like my article in the article area. If you follow those steps you shouldnt notice any ill effects.
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Thanks for the help. I'm gonna change out the coral this week.
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