Here is the article on how to change your CC
out with sand. I did it last weekend and it was a snap.
Took out the LR
, scooped out the substrate, made some nylon footballs, put those back in, added 20# LS
to about 60# Aragonite, put the LR
back in, and VOILA! Took about 48 hours for the water to clear up completely, but the fish didn't care. Tank looks awesome with the white sand instead of the dull CC
. Footballs are coming out this weekend, I think that the 2-3 weeks that they suggest is a bit long, especially with the seeding LS
and all the LR
. My levels all looked good from the start, no spike.
Next project is to convert my wet/dry into a refuge. Hmmm.