I had a mixture of CC and sand. I actually had to sift out the sand/CC in the tank, with fish and LR
. I did about 1/3 of the tank at a time, over about a 6 week period. I wanted to give the sand stirrers a chance to migrate, I also got lazy and didn't do anything for a week or so.
Originally Posted by SeeDemTails
I will be happy when they dont sell crushed coral and base rock anymore.
Base rock is an awesome way to save money vs. LR
, as it will become live. I actually just bough some and am in the process of breaking it up and putting it in my filter, instead of the media. CC is a personal choice, some like it and others (like me) do at first and then decide different at a later time.
My suggestion.....do about 1/3 of your substrate at a time. This will also keep the funky stuff from fouling your tank, IME. I also agree, the sand on the top will sink to the bottom and you will still end up with the CC on the top.