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Old 12-20-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
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swapping crushed coral for live sand and aragonite...how?

hi all,
i wanted to switch my current CC for live sand and aragonite and i wanted to know how to accomplish this and how much sand is needed for my 30 gallon tank for a depth about 2 inches.



30 gallon SW tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)
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Old 12-20-2004, 06:31 AM   #2
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Probably 50-60 lbs. Pull out a section of CC, replace with sand. Wait 2 weeks and do it again. Repeat until you're done.

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Old 12-20-2004, 07:27 PM   #3
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I would guess 30-40 for a 2" bed... Like indy say on the removal....
I think there is a SB cal on this site???
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