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Old 10-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #11
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Yeah I believe a rule of thumb is 8-10 months probably ready for a bulb change. Your corals will appreciate it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:22 PM   #12
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Been awhile will. Sorry to hear about your crushed coral bottom. Tbh, I'd remove it and slowly add a sandy bottom to it.

For reef tanks, you'll see sps dominated tanks with bare bottoms. They won't really see the junk gathering on the bottom like listed above because of the high flow needed for sps coral. The strong flow will keep all the poop in the water column until it can be filtered out by whatever means you have on the system.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #13
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Been awhile will. Sorry to hear about your crushed coral bottom. Tbh, I'd remove it and slowly add a sandy bottom to it. For reef tanks, you'll see sps dominated tanks with bare bottoms. They won't really see the junk gathering on the bottom like listed above because of the high flow needed for sps coral. The strong flow will keep all the poop in the water column until it can be filtered out by whatever means you have on the system.
Yeah I think I'm gonna pull it this weekend. It'll take a few weeks to get two new bulbs @ 41.00 a piece. Then I'll work on the sand. Gotta figure out what it's gonna cost me to buy the sand gotta figure out how much a bag covers.
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There are calculators out there. I think dr foster and smiths has one.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #15
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Thanks I'll look into tonight while watching Sleepy Hollow.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:04 PM   #16
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What is a decent sugar sized sand? According to one online calculator I need 137 lbs of sand. Or about 13 gallons. My tank is 60x18 glass is 3/8 thick.
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I bought this sand and have no complaints. Pricing seems fair and haven't found anything comparable yet.
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=121045968748

I have a 40breeder and 30lbs got me about 2". I would go with 40lbs. I plant to buy more.
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Pool filter sand will work. I used the CaribSea sand in both my tanks and like it. My next tank might be a different sand to change it up, get a different color in there.
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What are your opinions on black sand?
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I bought this sand and have no complaints. Pricing seems fair and haven't found anything comparable yet. http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=121045968748 I have a 40breeder and 30lbs got me about 2". I would go with 40lbs. I plant to buy more.
Yeah but my tank is 60x18 so I think 40 lbs wouldn't be nearly enough.
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