Re-use current sand substrate?
I am going to be moving my tank again in about a month. It has been up about 1.5 years. I moved the tank about 6 months ago from the upstair to the downstairs with no issues. I removed everything including sand and moved the tank. Once setup, I added everything back including all livestock.
I am wondering about the bottom part of my 4" sandbed having sulfur or other other toxins you hear about with DSB
's. I would consider this the minimum depth of a DSB
but a DSB
none the less.
After talking to a LFS
today, he recommended I remove the sand and throw it away. He said if I re-used it, I would be setting myself up for a big cycle or worse. I have a few SPS
now and I know they are more sensitive so I really don't want lose any of them.
Should I buy new sand or let it re-cycle? I need a minimum downtime I am sure.
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,