Originally Posted by Salt4Us
Our problem: We have aquired 160 lbs of Caribbean Argonite oolitic sized sand, I know according to the directions not to rinse it and to use a bowl to pour the water in and that we need to have it settle for 48 hours, problem is I will need to put the corals in today, will this hurt them? That is my main concern is damaging the corals.
They will be fine. I have swapped CC
for sand in my tanks without removing a thing. Fish and corals should be fine even if there is so much sediment you cannot see in the tank. Just be absolutley sure there is good water flow throughout the tank, brisk surface aggitation and run with carbon and filter floss if possible to clear things faster. Water chemistry will be moreso the problem than the sand particles. Be sure the temp, salinity and ph
are matched up as close as possible before returning the fish and corals to the new 60 gal
. Use something like a turkey baster to remove accumulated sediment off corals after things settle.