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Old 02-19-2009, 06:37 PM   #11
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If it was me I would siphon up the CC in quarters and replace with sand. You`ll have limited problems that way. When you replace the sand each time use a piece of PVC and guide the wet rinsed out sand to the spot it needs to go. That`s the way many of us have gone.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:01 PM   #12
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What kind of fish do you have if it's african cichlids it helps to keep the water at the right alkalinity.
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No cichlids, Naso tang yellow tangs, tomato clown and bicolored angel.
If I did it in quarters I wouldnt be able to remove the undergravel bed filter, is it ok to leave it?
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Yeah I forgot about that. Are you using the undergravel?
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Actually Im not using the under gravel at all right now and I know as soon as I put sand in I cant use it. Thats why I didnt know if it would be ok to take out the CC up to the top of the under gravel filter plates, leave the plates in the tank with CC under them and then put the sand 1.5" to 2" on top? And If I can do that do I still do it in quarters or all at once?
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The only problem is that if you leave the CC in the sand will find away to move down and the CC will come up on top. Maybe your best bet would be to move it all and remove the undergravel system.
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I would do it as you planned....you will probably go through a mini cycle....but you will have what you want in the end!! IMO
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