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Old 09-20-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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New sand

Ow fast can I remove and add new sand
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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I wouldnt remove/replace any more than 1/4 at a time you may want to test as well because you will stir up a lot of detritus and can/will cause a spike in ammo and nitrAtes On further thought i would do 1/4 then do a 50% water change so maybe 1/4 per week just to be safe.
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Thank you for the reply. Would it be ok to just siphon the top layer and put a fresh layer over top what's left?
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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Here's a question... Why are you changing the sand?
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Don't know that I should.my tank is almost a year old and it might be a cycle that tanks go through in the first year or so but I've been siphoning algae off the sand every week and still comes right back. I just love clean sand. Been a problem for over a month now. And why not?
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What kind of algae? This doesn't sound like it's age related, but more like there's been some change in nutrient levels, lighting, or water flow.
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Looks like diatoms. Diatom blooms can happen at any time, but it usually indicates an excess of silicates, or nutrients. Do you, by any chance, use tap water?
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Thank you. I do use tap water through a pur water filter. Like I said though, tank is a year old and only had this problem maybe for a month
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