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Old 04-25-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Replenishing sand bed

Hi guys, I have been fought a winning battle against red slime, switched to r/o water, pwc, and syphoning, anyways tank has been clear of slime for couple weeks, and parameters are good. But In the process I have removed a fair amount if my sand bed. How do I go about replenishing it without covering all my LR, and corals
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I have one of those Ehiem submersible vacuums and it does gravel nicely.
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You can use a long piece of 1.5" pvc pipe and pour the sand down the pipe.
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I agree and have employed the PVC way also. It will also help to keep down the dust storm.
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Theres a vid on youtube of a guy using a popbottle looks like a nice system; let me find the link and ill post again
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Took a lot longer than i thought it would to find

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If I may ask a question here also,....if you are adding additional sand to an already established tank,.I assume that the new sand ,either dry or live is sorta " inert" and would not cause any sort of a spike in your system??
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There used to be a product on the market called chemi-clean. It does wonders on red slime. You can also try a phosphate removing pad.
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Thank you I'm not sure about causing a spike if I do add more, was planning on using " live sand" any opinions or advise? Should I just leave as is. I did end up removing quite a bit...
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