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Old 04-28-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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just added a new coral

Added some new galaxy coral and 25 pounds of live sand my Sand bed was low
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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How do you add sand to an existing tank? Does this cause a mini cycle? Did your tank get cloudy?
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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It won't cause a cycle as it is not a base for ammonia or anything like that. A good way to do it is have a piece of PVC and run it down to the sand bottom. Then you pour the sand through the PVC. Reduces cloudiness.
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It won't cause a cycle as it is not a base for ammonia or anything like that. A good way to do it is have a piece of PVC and run it down to the sand bottom. Then you pour the sand through the PVC. Reduces cloudiness.


+1 thats what i did and it is by far the best method i've ever seen
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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What you do is put the entire bag in the tank the get a small box cutter. And put slits on the side of the bag it will cloud the water a bit but Noah bad as dumping. From the top
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What you do is put the entire bag in the tank the get a small box cutter. And put slits on the side of the bag it will cloud the water a bit but Noah bad as dumping. From the top

No way i'd ever stick a dirty bag like that in my tank. It has too much potential to have chemicals on it from transport/ink etc. I'd do the PVC method and rinse the sand first.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:29 PM   #7
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Its fine there is a differences in live sand its not like the dry coral sand it already has benefits in doing this test my water every thing. Is check plus I would have notice on my protien Skimmer look at this picture everything is open

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Old 04-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #8
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lol, i understand that, I just feel its a bad idea to tell someone to stick a bag of sand in their tank and cut it open. Better options. IMO
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Well true but it is very hard to get that sand to go down a pipe if you clean and rinse that bag to me the no difference from a bucket or pipe dirty is dirty and if you prince the rock you defeat the purpose of the benifts of this product
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