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Old 02-23-2008, 07:32 PM   #11
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I suppose it would be a good idea to get the Crushed Coral out then, I'm just not looking forward to breaking down the tank and pulling all the water and Crushed Coral out...especially since i just started it!
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:37 PM   #12
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I suppose it would be a good idea to get the Crushed Coral out then, I'm just not looking forward to breaking down the tank and pulling all the water and Crushed Coral out...especially since i just started it!
I know that it is frustrating I put crushed coral in at first as well based on my LFS advice (They were probably just wanting to get rid of it) Glad I removed it. Its better now then later. One thing I learned quick was never listen to anyone at the LFS always post here it saves headaches and heartbreaks for sure.
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It will be much easier to take it out now. It`s still clean. If you had to remove with some maturity it would be pretty foul.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:15 AM   #14
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I had CC AND sand in my tank. I had to use a drainer. You don't have to break down your tank. All you need to do is switch out (and this is my experience) about 1/3rd of the coral at a time. Did 1/3 rd about a week apart. This will give enough time for the beneficial bacteria to colonize the new sand.
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Eventually I do want to remove my CC and replace it with deep argonite sand. However, is CC always bad no matter what? I have 20lbs of CC and 15lbs of live sand in a 75gallon. So this makes for a very shallow sand bed. I also have 10+ nassarius snails and stir as much as my sand bed as I can with the hose during PWC.
At one point I had a 3"tang, 2x 1"clowns, 2"damsel, 3x 1"chromis and my nitrates were still at 0 (after removing bio balls and glass cylinders and replacing them with live rock rubble, then doing a few 25% pwc) and continued to remain 0. So I decided to put the cc removal on the back burner and worry about it later since it is not causing any noticeable harm. Do you think I should I still remove it now anyway?
I don't mean to steal the thread, I just wonder if how much pounds of cc the original author of this thread actually has may make a difference. Then again he has a "20L" which I thinking means 10gallons?? so I'm sure the water could be fowled up much easier.
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I agree about the CC, I had it and it looked nice at first, but then it got nasty and my clean up crew was limited....
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[quote=ryshark;848989]I have 20lbs of CC and 15lbs of live sand in a 75gallon. So this makes for a very shallow sand bed.nitrates were still at 0 continued to remain 0. I decided to put the cc removal on the back burner and worry about it later since it is not causing any noticeable harm. Do you think I should still remove it now anyway?
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As long as the water quality is good and you like the way it looks I don't see any problem with leaving it how it is. I would test your paramaters before your PWC to see if any Nitrates are showing up toward the end of the week. Doing a PWC dilutes any problem that may have been there.
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