Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
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 12-01-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 288
adding more sand

I have a 28g solana aquarium... During my Cyano outbreak I have been siphoning it out which also took out a lot of the sand bed. How do I go about adding more sand to the tank?

Also, in the middle of sections of the sand bed it is really brown - do I just leave this? what do I do?


Thanks
__________________

__________________
Caige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
DJLiquid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 162
Brown is usually the Diatoms. As far as adding sand you just add it. Turn off your powerheads so it doesn't fly everywhere. I don't know why your removing it. Your going to do this everytime you have a cyano or algae outbreak? Just minimize your feedings and do more PWC's.
__________________

__________________
14 gal biocube salt
1 orange zoo polyp colony, 2 toad stool (small), 1 umbrella leather (large), 2 pulsing xenia, 1 star polyp colony, 7 blue mushrooms, snails, pep. shrimp, 3 blue legged hermits, 2 onyx percula clowns
DJLiquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 02:10 PM   #3
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
To minimize the sand storm you`ll get I would rinse out the sand really good and then I would get a piece of PVC pipe and put the sand in it and aim the bottom of it where you want the sand and let it slide down to where you want it. It will still cause some cloudiness but not as much as it would have been.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 04:00 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 288
thank you both -- Excellent advise regarding the PVC pipe!
__________________
Caige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 03:39 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
MsBeanCtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 926
Gotta throw in my 2 cents here too.....I did the exact same thing myself during water changes to remove the cyano. When I finally got rid of the cyano (less feeding and changing resin in ro/di unit) I added my sand. Rinse, rinse, rinse.....and then rinse again. I just used some quart ziploc bags....filled them with the rinsed sand....pressed out all of the air and put the bag in the bottom of the tank and dumped it out. I didn't have much cloudiness after.

Good Luck!
__________________
If you can't run with the big dogs - stay on the porch! ***Adopt a retired greyhound ***
MsBeanCtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 05:43 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 288
Thanks MsBeanCtr - May I ask how you rinsed the sand? did you use sw or rodi?
__________________
Caige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 06:29 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
I think fresh water will easily do for the rinsing. It's gonna take a lot of water.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2008, 12:59 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
MsBeanCtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 926
Yup, just what he said......I just used a large bowl and rinsed, rinsed, rinsed (right from the tap)
__________________

__________________
If you can't run with the big dogs - stay on the porch! ***Adopt a retired greyhound ***
MsBeanCtr 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding sand Asbestos Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 6 10-28-2009 11:25 AM
Adding new sand Fireworks Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 12-17-2005 12:56 AM
Adding Sand FlyingL0 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 0 06-01-2005 07:18 PM
Adding Sand Buga8tr Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 08-07-2004 05:41 PM
Adding sand...adding LR...questions! dansemacabre Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 08-31-2003 05:00 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.