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Old 06-13-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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mixing subtrate

Is mixing up subtrate bad for a tank?
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What type of substrate?
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its a mix of live sand and regular sand
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No need to stir it up on a regular basis. A good clean-up crew and some sifting critters will help out.
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well i need a good clean up crew, and i dont hardly ever do it, but i have had a lot of nasty algae in my tank lately. I've heard that mixing it up is bad, i just wanted to know if it is true and why its bad.
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What type of algae are you having trouble with? Most nussance algae is a sign of excess nutrients in the water. Have you checked NO3 and PO4 lately?
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