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Old 05-16-2003, 11:13 PM   #11
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IMO I would go ahead and add it now so the bacteria that is alive in the sand will have some ammonia from the LR as it cures to feed on and start multiplying.
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Old 05-17-2003, 12:55 AM   #12
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Great stuff, I am going to take a drive over there to see what I can get hand picked. I am excited now...
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Morning of day one: You can see from my earlier post's that the mud storm is starting to clear. The light pennitrates much further now.
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Now Filtering the silt.

Now you can see the tanks getting a little brighter. still can't see my rocks yet. hard to belive there is fifty lbs in there.

I got my HOB going with the filter pads wrapped in paper towels. I also have a rio pump going with a 180 micron mesh bag, with the inside lined again with paper towels. I can tell already this will take longer than I expected.
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Well, if it were me, I would remove the filters and just use the flow. The filters are doing the same thing as rinsing the sand. It may take a week or two, but it will settle down and your sandbed will have the potential for a much wider diversity of critters than if the "dust/silt" is removed with filters.

I didn't comment before. but the rock looks great!! As long as we are getting aquacultured rock like that, I see no reason for harvesting "real" LR from the reefs
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Well here is a couple of pics of my tank today. Don't worry Kevin, there is still plenty of silt in the sand bed. if I stir it up, I'll have a white box again.
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