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Old 08-26-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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I would like to switch to live sand from coral stones.

I have a 150 gallon tank that I would like to do all sand. It's been up and running for two years. What's the best way to make a change.
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What`s in there now? If Crushed coral you could siphon out 25% section and then get a piece of PVC and slide the new sand down to that section after you rinse it out. about a week later do another 25% section and so on till you replace all the CC.
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definitely take the crushed coral out in increments, and do so just before your water change, in case you stir up detritus and foul the water a bit.
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Thanks going to begin next week. My be some unhappy fish in there.
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What's a good sand. Or does it matter
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i would use dry aragonite based sand and not "live" sand. it's much cheaper and the dry sand will become live in a short time anyway. as far as what size grains, i like slightly larger than sugar sized grains.
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