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Old 12-29-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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2 inches of sand

I have my 75 gallon FO tank cycleing right now. I used 80 pounds of Caribsea fiji pink sand so it gives me about 2 inches of sand. A tad bit more in a few places. Is this too much sand?

Ive never had a problem with this much sand in my freshwater tanks but this is my first saltwater and I just want to make sure.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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You're good with 2 inches. Pretty fine stuff. On one of my tanks I still have drifting.. Really burns my butt too.
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Depends on the kind of fish,like fish that burrow e.g.:jawfish.But other than that I think your fine with gravel cleanings each week or something that should be good.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:37 PM   #4
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Don't use a gravel cleaner on fine sand. If your crew can't get it all, lightly stir the sand and siphon from a few inches above. Or else in pretty short order you'll have no sand left.
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Im used to doing weekly water changes and siphoning the sand with my africans right now so I figured I'd do the same with the saltwater tank.
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That`s about what I have in my tank.
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