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Old 04-23-2004, 10:55 PM   #1
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Sand or water first.?

Should I full my tank with water, with power heads then add salt.? Then add the sand and filters.?
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Yes, in that order. This way you can see if the plumbing is sound before you put in the $$ items.
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side note , !!!CLEAN YOUR SAND FIRST!!!! Just put it in a bucket fill with water , aggitate with hand then syphon off the milk water when the sand settles for like 20 seconds , repeat if not it will take straight for ever to settle in the tank,ime
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Hweere is what i do to keep the water clear when filling up a new tank.

cover the bottom of the sandbed completely with a doube layer of aluminumm foil. Bend the corners of the foil up to create a 2" wall around the foil layer. Now pour the water onto the foil. THe sand bed will not be disturbed and the foil will float to the top when your are finished! Than add salt and filters. Add the salt slowly though.
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I am with Captive reefs on this one, Put sand in FIRST and than cover it.
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OR if u wanted to see if everything was working, you could do a dry run first, fill with tap water, run it. Drain it!!! Than fill with sand, RODI water and salt.
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I mixed my RO water in a tub with salt...
THEN when the sand and rock came I added the rock then sand THEN heated and salted water...
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