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Old 07-23-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
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help with transferring sand to new tank....

I have about 20 lbs. of live sand and 20 lbs. of sand blasting sand in my 40 gal. Question is... Do I want to transfer this sand into my new 75gal tank or should I start new? I am worried that the sand is not up to par since I am making sure everything is right this time setting up a new tank.
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Old 07-23-2004, 05:07 PM   #2
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I don't think you want to use sand blasting sand...but I could be wrong.
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Old 07-23-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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some people use the SB sand now even though it is silica based. I wounldn't though.. How long has the other sand been in your tank.

I transffered mine to my 90 after is was in my 55 for about 4 months. I smelled worse then anything I have ever smelled in mylife. Total gross. If it is really old I would just take some of the top layer off to seed your new sand bed. the sand on the bottom can be pretty nasty
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If its not argonite...dont use it. It also needs to be pretty fine. Just a little coarser than silt.

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I have had this setup in my 40 gal for 2 years and there has been some problems with red & hair algea. I think I will play it safe and buy new. Thanks for the post.
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