Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-02-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Leeb343's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Manchester U.K.
Posts: 70
Sand - Can I add with water in tank?

Hi All can i put new sand in my tank without emptying the water out as it would be hassle with all my corals and fish


Leeb343 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Crystal A's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 1,069
You can do it from what I hear. Cut a small corner of the bag and slowly dump it in gettin the bag as close to the bottom as possible. This should minimize the cloudiness but not cure it. I would also turn off power heads and filters while you do it. Make sure to check parameters after you want to make sure there is no dye off that would cause a spike in ammonia. Keep pwc water on hand just in case.

Fish are our friends.
Crystal A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
willbratz's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Brandon, Florida
Posts: 769
Wouldn't you want to rinse the new sand with some RO water before placing it in the tank?
willbratz is offline   Reply With Quote

sand, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Tank, Fully Cycled, Fish all dying of Cotton Fungus dbf909 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10 12-15-2012 08:06 PM
PH advice & CO2 - Planted Discus Tank - Tap water is 8.4! sudz Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10 01-18-2012 09:07 AM
Moving fish, nothing else, to larger tank auribe14 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 12-09-2011 01:21 PM
Freshwater 29 Gallon Setup Scoobcake Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 29 11-18-2011 03:44 PM
A primer on un-filtered aquariums BlackMagic Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 1 08-07-2011 07:25 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.