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Old 10-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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39g Cadlight build

Ok just re stared my 39g cadlight saltwater tank. I added about 45lb of Fiji premium live rock and 40lb of live Fiji pink sand. My question is I have about 2"- 2 1/4 of sand is that to much for a deep sand bead?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Anyone would know the answer to my question thanks?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:49 PM   #3
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If you are going for a deep sand bed, you're going to have to go considerably deeper. Otherwise, it's all up to your preference.
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If you are going for a deep sand bed, you're going to have to go considerably deeper. Otherwise, it's all up to your preference.
So two is not considered a deep sand bed, but ill be ok with a two inch bed?
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You need close to 6" for a DSB. 2 inches should be fine for a regular sand bed. You could go less if you wanted to as well.
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Question it's day 5 of my build and I have been noticing that the tank has been looking like the water looks king of yellow is the sand or the live rock reflecting off the light and giving that look or what can it be? Please help thanks
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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Would it be the Fiji rock has a yellow look to it? Or like the Fiji pink sand
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One more question should I add the media now and if so what should I add? Also do I have my skimmer running?
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Don't know what's causing the yellow color. But while you're cycling, you'll want your filter goin so that BB can build up in there. You don't need the skimmer going during cycle, though. Don't need light on either during cycle, will only contribute to algae. And with nothing in there, light not needed.
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Don't know what's causing the yellow color. But while you're cycling, you'll want your filter goin so that BB can build up in there. You don't need the skimmer going during cycle, though. Don't need light on either during cycle, will only contribute to algae. And with nothing in there, light not needed.
What do I use carbon and ? ? ?
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