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Old 05-03-2010, 08:32 PM   #11
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i would say if your tank is already setup do do as mel said because when you add sand or base rock to fast to a tank that is already set up you get new tank sendrome. this is a way of avoiding it
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:52 AM   #12
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well I tried syphoning the coral out with just my regular autoprimer syphon. Well that didnt work to well. it filled the chamber and clogged up. So I am going to go buy a little bit bigger hose and just straight syphon with no big chamber like my auto prime syphon has on it.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:56 PM   #13
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how much sand do you think i'd need for a 38 gallon tank (as in pounds) ?? whats a good depth for a "DSB" ??
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I cannot speak for the good depth for a "DSB". I was gonna shoot for 2 or 3 inches just as a personal preference. Here is a calculator for how much sand you will need once you decide the depth. I also used 70 LBS instead of the preset 90 in the calc. read the footnote for more info

http://www.reefcentral.com/calc/SandBed.php

mods: I dont know if I am allowed to link to another forum. if not please edit this post. I could not find a local (website wise) sand bed calc.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:26 PM   #15
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55 lbs for a 2" and 75lbs for a 3".

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turbotec people link to other websites all the time. This site is to small plus it's out there already so why do it up again. As long as you are linking in good spirit I don't think anyone will have a problem with it.
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