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Old 03-02-2009, 04:09 PM   #11
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Not as many problems as using the old sand will. There are bacteria colonies in that established sand that can not be exposed to O2, if they are it becomes a toxic environment. The live rock in the system will seed the new sand you put in the tank.

You will understand what I'm talking about when you get down to the last couple inches of water in the tank and start to smell the sand.
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Ok thanks, you convinced me, I'll replace the sand.
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id just keep a handful or so.. to help with the seeding.... no harm in doing so..
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