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Old 02-19-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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adding LS to existing mature tank

friend has six year old FOWLR and wants to add LS. Will this cause a spike that will be detrimental to fish and critters on LR?
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If the LS is handled properly, it shouldn't. Where is he getting the LS? Is it mail order or is it from the LFS? Your friend should not add more than 1/2 inch per week to give the critters and bacteria time to migrate up.
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I just told him to become a AA member so he could jump into this thread and answer for himself. I believe sand from a LFS.
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Provided he doesn't smother his existing sandbed (see above), it shouldn't cause a spike.
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Thanks got bait? and reefrunner !!

My tank has been up for more than 6 years.
I have only "semi alive" liverock in my tank no sand and the only fish I have left is a 14 in. spotted gruper..

I want to get my reef going again and I want to get some good live sand in there but not kill my fish and a few shrooms and polyps I have in there.
any other suggestions ???

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Get some dry sand (couple inches worth) and cure it in a bucket with a raw cocktail shrimp for a week or two, add that to your tank, then add a few lbs of quality seeded live sand to jump start the fauna.
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