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Old 01-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Wondering if i can use some sand from home depot in my tank? And mix it with some live sand and argonite? And if i can what should i use just regular play sand?
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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You can but it doesn't look as nice. I would look into pool filter sand if your looking to save money. If you have a small to medium size tank though I would just eat the cost and get the best looking stuff you can find cause once its in it can be a pain to switch and can potentially nuke a tank doing so.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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I have a 110
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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Don't bother with the play sand from Home Depot. It's not too good looking. Try to find some pool filter sand. About the same price of $5 for 50 lbs. PFS looks a lot nicer.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:10 PM   #5
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Should i put sand in first then put water in and then add salt or what?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:38 PM   #6
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If you put in live sand you will need to premix the water before adding it to the tank, otherwise everything in the sand will die. I filled my 29 with sand in place and i put a shallow tupperware inside the tank, made it level and then used my siphon tube to add the water the premixed saltwater in. having it go into the tupperware and then flow out the four sides minimized the amount of sand that was kicked up. Settled in less than a day. I plan on doing the same with my 110. Use a ladder or something taller than the tank to rest jugs or buckets on to feed the gravity siphon.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:48 PM   #7
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Thats a lot of times i gotta lift then can i just premix in sump and then send up to tank?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:52 PM   #8
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And what protein skimmer do you use in your 110?
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:40 AM   #9
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I am not sure yet. I got the tank for free and forgot to grab the skimmer. Ya it is a lot of lifting. My arms will be just as tired as yours. lol anyone know a better way?
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:42 AM   #10
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maybe a clean garbage can and a pump?
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