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Old 08-19-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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ok guys my tank is 135 gallons and i want to put more sand in to it because i bought it from someone and it was moved from his house to mine and he didnt have to much sand in it so know i want to add some more is ther any reccomended sand or any way to put it in there
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:46 PM   #2
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Yeah, use dry aragonite sand. Theres really fin granules, like sugar size, and then theres regular size sand like at the beach, and then theres oolite which isnt as fine as sugar sized sand, but its finer than the regular sand you find at the beach. They sell all of that stuff in most pet stores. And if theres water in there already and you dont want it to cloud you can use a pvc pipe to direct it down to the bottom without the sand getting caught in your tanks current, which would then make the water cloudy. You can also put the sand directly where you want it to go with the pvc pipe.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:34 PM   #3
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good idea man thanx
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Dont forget to wash the sand well. Take a 5G bucket and fill half of sand and run water through til it runs clear.
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What about live sand?
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:57 PM   #6
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What about live sand?
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You can also put the sand in a clean plastic bag after you wash it, put the bag in the tank all the way on the bottom and then use a knife to cut open the bag.
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thats smart to
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Well, with live sand you still want to clean it well, because aside from the things you get in the live sand, there are decomposed organics still in the sand that you really dont want in your tank. Also, i would just skip the live sand, and just get all aragonite. Chances are whatever was in the live sand that was once live, is now dead since its been sitting on shelves for such a long time. Dont worry though, if you get aragonite, over time, from bringing in live rock and such, the sand will become live on its own. Its better this way.
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Ditto, Live Sand is in the ocean not in a bag. You wouldnt buy fish sitting in a bag on a shelf for months at a time would ya.lol
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hahaha, i sure wouldnt >.>
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