Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-17-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 51
Just got sand now what??

Just bought fresh water sand now what? How do i add it in what do I gotta do?
__________________

__________________
Jefe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Obsessed
 
Mumma.of.two's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sunny Queensland, Australia
Posts: 11,132
What sort of sand? Is it for a new tank? Replacing gravel? Is the tank stocked? We need more info.
__________________

Mumma.of.two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 51
Is stocked 55 gallon replacing gravel any tips?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1695333734.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	145.5 KB
ID:	144982  
__________________
Jefe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
I think Mumma asked some valid questions. In order to give correct advice and help along we to know a few things.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 51
I already posted the info
__________________
Jefe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,706
However you decide to go about it... Rinse the sand well with warm water. If the sand is cold when you put it in the tank it will drop the temp very fast. Also, if it is too warm it will raise the temp fast.
__________________
I support the right to arm bears.
blert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:06 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jefe View Post
I already posted the info
I didn't see the info sorry. Just saw sand for freshwater tank. I didn't get if its stocked, cycled, new tank, old tank. Things of that nature.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 51
Ok and it's a 55 gallon and stocked and replacing gravel
__________________
Jefe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jefe View Post
Ok and it's a 55 gallon and stocked and replacing gravel
Ok... So the advice Blert gave is on point. Are you going to keep the fish in while changing out? How many fish and what kind?

When I did mine, with a little help from my fish buddy who owns his own store. He took my guys out and removed all the gravel. It was a nasty nasty task. The gravel had so much debris in it.

We kept battery powered air stones in 5 gallon buckets for the fish. Ran the filters during the exchange. After the sand was all put in, we changed out all the filters (leaving old media on place) put putting in new sponges. The water took some time to clear but the end result was awesome.

It took about 3 hours to add 100+ pounds of sand and take out that much gravel.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 51
I'm thinking of keeping them in there I have 2 aqua clears running I think yet will be fine got a black ghost loachs a red tail sharks and some angels
__________________
Jefe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jefe View Post
I'm thinking of keeping them in there I have 2 aqua clears running I think yet will be fine got a black ghost loachs a red tail sharks and some angels
You most certainly do it while the fish are in. Just monitor your parameters as you clean the gravel out your going to stir up a lot of "stuff"

You may have to do a few water changes after.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 51
Ok sounds good to me thatnks it will clear up after a while?
__________________
Jefe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Sean93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 56
if you wash it properly it should clear up within 24 hours easily
__________________
Sean93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 11:50 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 51
Thanks I just finished came out good!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2162977289.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	151.3 KB
ID:	145026  
__________________
Jefe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 11:54 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jefe View Post
Thanks I just finished came out good!
Looks good
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 11:58 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Aqualady40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,330
looks great!
__________________
Current tanks: 55g/ 40B/ 20H/, 5g
If you always do what you've always done, you'll end with the same results
Aqualady40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 12:14 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 51
Thanks! Should I add more sand or should that be good enough?
__________________
Jefe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 12:16 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jefe View Post
Thanks! Should I add more sand or should that be good enough?
How much sand did you use? It looks fine to me.

I gotta ask... Is that your stand? The three chairs?
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 12:17 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Aqualady40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,330
looks good as is but if you really wanted to you could add enough to be 3in. in height...that is a personal preference though
__________________
Current tanks: 55g/ 40B/ 20H/, 5g
If you always do what you've always done, you'll end with the same results
Aqualady40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 12:21 AM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geronica View Post
looks good as is but if you really wanted to you could add enough to be 3in. in height...that is a personal preference though
True. I have a 75gallon and I added 100+ pounds of Tahitian black moon sand.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sand

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×