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Old 08-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #31
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I think it's a waste of time. I think it's nearly impossible to break the glass with an inch of sand covering it in the event of a rock slide under water. I have dropped plenty of rocks on the sand bed and Never saw any adverse effects.
I would keep the sand but just rinse it thoroughly. Sand is pricey.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:23 AM   #32
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I don't like egg crate either. But I also didn't want obstructions blocking the sand bed for my sand sifting star I've had almost two years now.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #33
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Ok I got the tank now how do I clean it? I've cleaned some using vinegar but how many gallons do I add?

I don't remember how to do it. I'm think if adding a couple gallons of vinegar and running the power heads over night. In the morning scrapping off the glass?
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That will work...and you would be leak testing it at the same time.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:37 PM   #35
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Do I run it with the sand that is in the sump or do i need to remove all of it?
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #36
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The vinegar solution is just going to kill whatever is in it. Up to you if you want to remove it or leave it. It will have to be rinsed thoroughly either way.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:13 AM   #37
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I decided not to clean the tank out with vinegar. Im just going to fill it up and scrape the glass the best that I can. The reason being that the live rock that came with the purchase was full of red and blue mushrooms, sponges and a large ricordia. I had the rocks in a brute garbage can in my garage but it was getting way to hot to keep it there.

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Ok here is a bad picture of what I have so far.




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I'm waiting on the sand to arrive so I can transfer all my corals and fish. The fish that I got with this deal are huge and are in my 90 right now. I got 2 cinnamon clown fish that host 2 RBTA, 1 large Foxface, 2 large yellow tangs and 1 large Blue Hippo.

I'm not sure if I should wait to add the sand and let it settle before transferring the rest of my live rock, corals and fish OR should I just transfer everything and then add the sand last?

These fish are large and my 90 seems too crowded for them.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:49 AM   #39
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I personally wouldn't add the sand last, it seems that no matter how we do it or how careful we are, it always turns into a hellacious sandstorm. I don't think that either the fish or corals would take too kindly to a ton of sand getting blown around. id just wash the sand you got now very thoroughly, put in tank, add water, then powerheads, fish, then corals. if you need to, set up a temp home right next to the tank and keep the corals/fish in there. id just be careful if you put fish in there. don't leave them there overnight and always make sure you keep them accounted for (don't need a jumper death)
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:58 AM   #40
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Well, I've already bought the sand from marcorocks.com. Since this purchase came with live rock and corals I needed somewhere to place them. I decided to add the egg crate since I didn't have the sand and I filled the tank up.
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