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Old 12-17-2012, 10:39 PM   #11
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Adding a little at a time is something I hadn't thought of. Whoops. Good idea. A week between additions might be excessive, but I would certainly wait a few days. Nothing good happens fast in saltwater tanks!
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couldn't agree more!!
Also agree!!
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Further advice:


-Turn off power heads while adding

-Scoop Sand into something like a plastic cup, allow to slowly fill with water at the tank surface, lower the container to the sandbed & let the sand pour out slowly

-a filter sock or filter floss will help clear out the sediment from the water column.
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Further advice:

-Turn off power heads while adding

-Scoop Sand into something like a plastic cup, allow to slowly fill with water at the tank surface, lower the container to the sandbed & let the sand pour out slowly

-a filter sock or filter floss will help clear out the sediment from the water column.
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Good solid advice.
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Gotta love the forums. Those are great suggestions.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:22 PM   #17
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I really apprexiate all of the tips im getting from you guys
Ive been adding a lttle soand every few days and things are going goood so far
cloudiness clears up overnight
and its looking better with the sandbed growing
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Take pics of the progress so we can see!
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To remove sand siphon it up with the water during a PWC. To replace run rinsed out sand down a piece of PVC pipe to where you want it.
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Enjoy the pearly white new sand now! Expect a diatom bloom over the next few weeks as the silicates on the new sand are consumed.
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