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Old 10-03-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Air bubbles in new sand

There are tiny air bubbles in the new sand that I put into me tank. Just wondering what they are. Any ideas?
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im guessing they are air bubbles
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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Is it a saltwater? Is it under the substrate? how long has your sand been in?
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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It is saltwater. It is in the substrate. The sand has been there for two weeks.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:06 PM   #5
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I think its nitrate bubbles ive heared of them I'm sure thats what there called u should google it....
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I think its co2 actually caused by nitrate...im not sure if u should stur it up I think its not a bad thing bk I know a guy that cycles tanks super fast and his sand often has bubbles..
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Get a dowel or something and stir your substrate.
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I would not stir it up if you have a ton of bubbles, because you can literally gas your tank of too much organic materials are released. This is based off a experience of mine between cycling and adding fish. I stirred the sandbed and my nitrites/trates spiked.
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I would not stir it up if you have a ton of bubbles, because you can literally gas your tank of too much organic materials are released. This is based off a experience of mine between cycling and adding fish. I stirred the sandbed and my nitrites/trates spiked.

I've never had a problem. Gas pockets are not a problem unless they are allowed to sit and develop over time. Bubble clinging to sand are not dangerous.
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