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Old 11-10-2004, 02:14 PM   #1
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my reef has shifted

my tank is four months old and I have a four inch sand bed. as time has passed my sand has shifted based on currents, my gobies etc. My 40pd reef has shifted a little and now a few points of the reef are touching and leaning against my glass back. what should I do to straighten out my reef? i realize now that I should have put the live rock on some type of a base but it's too late for that now.

50 gal
20 g sump
2 "nemo" Clowns
1 regal tang
1 pink spotted goby
40 pds lr
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7 scarlett hermitts,2 american star snails
1 brittle serpent star,
20-25 snails
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You coudl pull the top layers out of the tank and then gently push (while rotating left/right) the rock at the sand level down into the sand a few inches. This will help with your gobies digging. Then redo the top laters of the rock.

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yea, you dont want an avalanche...

smashed tanks are not pretty
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