Originally Posted by Darylb
I am sick of my bare bottom tank i want to add sand into it what should i do to get it in there i dont wanna empty the tank and take the fish out.
Should i wash it in fresh water then put it in a cup and slowly add it? My stock is 4 chromis one occ clown and one damsel
Washing and adding it with a cup should work. Make sure to unplug your filter during this process so the sand won't damage the impeller. If the water gets really cloudy just wait until it settles and slowly keep adding. I'm not sure if all the floating sand stuff would harm the fish, I highly doubt it though. If your fish seem stressed during the process try turning off the light.
Another option is to get a few 5 gallon buckets and fill them with water from the tank and put the fish in there while you add the sand.
If you didn't already know you can get pool filter sand at about $5-$10 for 50 lbs I think.
Hope this helped!