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Old 07-12-2012, 02:32 PM   #11
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Ah ok! Your livestock will be fine. Just add the sand slowly.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:36 PM   #12
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Ok thank you i have one more question i heard live sand holds nitrites it that true? And what can i do to help prevent it?
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:46 PM   #13
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No, live sand does not hold nitrites in the way you probably mean. Live sand (or any sand that becomes live over time) aids in providing space for BB to convert amonia into nitrite and then into nitrate. If you end up going for a DSB, anerobic bacteria will convert nitrate into harmless nitrogen gas that diffuses out of your tank.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #14
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So 3 inch of sand wont harm my tank
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #15
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Nope..
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:13 PM   #16
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Ok thank u so much i keep u update on how it goes and if they pair up
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #17
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Hey i added about 5 cups of live sand and i figure i let it settle and clear up and then add more. But my bubble anemone is like fully closing up kinda is that bad or normally? He was fully open before i added the sand
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:17 PM   #18
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Sorry to kinda ask a new question, but the thread is quite relevant to what I'm asking. If I already have a pair of the goby and shrimp, if I re aqua scape and add new sand will they be ok. Or will their tunnel system be messed up and they freak out and stress. Btw I have like a 1/2 in sand bed and they are doing fine.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:50 AM   #19
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That i couldnt answer for u sry, but i mean i would think they be fine and just real dig it out. I mean i got my shrimp like 3 days ago and i havent seen him since i drop him in. Im hoping he is hiding in the rock cause he just a baby he is onlt like a icnh naybe. Did ur pair up right away?
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:00 AM   #20
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That will be an interesting setup.
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