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Old 11-26-2017, 11:46 AM   #1
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I have a 40 breeder and I am setting up a 120. Can I take my rock fish and 3 corals I have in the 40 breeder and put them in the 120 and add sand later? I am almost finished with the drilling and such but I want to use black sand and it will about a month before I can get it. Is it possible to add 120 lbs of sand to a take with fish? YouTube doesn't have what I am asking so whay do I do?
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You can. If done poorly, itíll create a sandstorm. Get some pvc piping so you can pour it in easily without causing this issue.
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Awsome thanks. That works with l8ve sand with the water in the bag also right?
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I just got done with a sand change I tried a new method it seemed to work flawlessly .
cut top off bag than slowly lay bag on side as sinking to bottom of tank it will slowly fill with water . than lift corner of bag and dump slowly I didn't get the slightest sand storm or cloud .
if your going black be sure it's black I ordered Hawaiian midnight black , so I was expecting black It was more a mix of black and white , it makes the sand bed look really dirty , you can see sand isn't black so after the holiday's I plan on changing out mine again . so be very careful when you pick out sand my mistake was I went by a tiny patch on a web site it looked black. now I intend on buying it local so I can see it before hand. so be aware black isn't always black as I found out.
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Black really shows gunk.
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Awsome thanks sounds like that method is for me. And yeah I was looking at the same.sand so will have to check which is true black sand.
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Just make sure you donít want to house anything that swims across the sandbed. This stuff can be coarse and can cut.
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Oh didn't know that. I may rethink cause I like my sand sifting goby
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There is Fiji pink that isnít sharp aside from the usual sand color.
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Yeah think that might be what I go for.
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