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Old 10-07-2013, 11:04 PM   #11
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Does any of it look like crushed up shells
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:22 AM   #12
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I think we need a few others to chime in with their experience . I don't know why your pumps are blowing the sand around . What do you have for a system ? Tank size ? Stock ? How long has it been running ?
75 gallon tank and a 30 gallon sump. It's been riun for years I bought it from a guy who ran it for years before I bought it I've got 2 water movers and I'm getting another one to replace my other one because I can't position the force.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:19 AM   #13
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So I've had my tank for almost a year now. I want to know if I have crushed coral or sand. Is crushed coral light?
You have sand in your tank. At one point it may have been dry, but it is live by now. I would stay away from crushed coral (CC). CC unless well maintained can cause nitrate buildup.
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Just for the record I wana say... called it. Thank you Rick I didnt know what made live sand until now. Its simply sand that has grown a biofilter with time it seems. Am I right?
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Just for the record I wana say... called it. Thank you Rick I didnt know what made live sand until now. Its simply sand that has grown a biofilter with time it seems. Am I right?
Yup pretty much. All dry/base sand becomes live over time.
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I know someone that has 20 lbs of live sand is there anything I need to do to it before I add it to my tank?
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:45 AM   #17
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If its been used it will need to be cleaned very well
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #18
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If its been used it will need to be cleaned very well
What's the best way to clean it
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #19
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I used a hose and a metal strainer to clean mine. Some people say you can use tap water to clean it and others say you can't. But it won't be considered live sand anymore which isn't a big deal. With some time it will be again
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