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Old 04-21-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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sand ? (sand vs crushed coral)

I don’t understand how you do a wc/vac without siphoning out a bunch of the sand every time. My lfs tried to say something like stir it up before but I really don’t understand. I used crushed coral in my tank and I’m also curious to ask if I could add sand to it?
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I have CC and sand in my tank. You kind have to kink the hose so the water flow into your waste bucket is not too fast. When you see the sand getting sucked up and starting to clog the tube, kink/pinch the hose to slow the water flow. It takes practice! LOL!!
Some more experienced folks might have a better way.
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No reason to vacuum sand. Cleaning crew does the vacuuming for you.
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I dont touch my sand. I have given that responsibility to my clean up crew and gobies. There is no need to vacuum sand.
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i also have had great success with a clean up crew i would give a link but i dont know if i can. if its against the rules here? they got great SW fish and inverts. and cheap too.
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Speak your mind burlinn. If I get bad livestock I am coming after you though.
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no i dont think u get bad live stock i have never and i have been dealing with them for years. www.liveaquaria.com . they even give 14 day warrenty its cool i did have a clown that died in shipping and they replaced him so quick
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Purchased from them several times myself. Liveaquaria is pretty common here.
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i dont touch my sand either...i have about 10-15 nassarius snails that clean the sand well.
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Sorry, I missed the "sand" part.....Was just excited that I am getting rid of my CC!
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