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Old 07-31-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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Transferring Live Sand

My 46 gal reef tank has been up and running for over a year now. Recently, I decided to get a slightly larger tank and picked up a 72 gal tank.

When I transfer the LS from one tank to another, should I rinse it off with tank water or just dump it in as it is and wait for the dust storm to settle?

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well you should grab a few cups of the old stuff to seed the new stuff and the rest should be rinsed.

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If you take your old sand and just dump it in the new tank you`ll have more to worry about then just a dust storm. You`ll have an ammonia spike also. At the least you`ll have to rinse the sand off real good. I dont ever use my sand over. I always add new sand and seed a few cups of the old into the new. Too much trash IMO in the old sand but I know there are others that do reuse it and have good results also. I cant discount their experiences as well as mine.
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