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Old 07-11-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question Replacing Subtrate

Hello everyone. I have recently discovered that crushed coral is not such a good subtrate in the long run. I am in the process of buying aragonite sand and replacing it. I wanted to know whether it would be a good idea to place my clown fish somewhere else while i do this. I dont want the sand to bother him while it settles. I will be doing it in intervals of 1/3. I have a question. I have a 2 gallon little tank with a filter and all. Could I place the little 1" clown in there for the little time being?
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I would divide the tank into 3rds ... every couple weeks remove 1/3 of the CC and add sand till it is all replaced .... You really dont need to move the clown he should be just fine IMHHO just run a tandum filter for a day or so ... after each change , you may find that you need to rinse the sponge every 30-60 minutes at first
I have actually torn down and replaced all at once then ran a filter , you are likely to have diatoms as the bacteria reorganizes and colinizes your new substrate ..
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Ok thanks a lot for the heads up. So the floating sand at first will not bother my clown?
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try pouring the sand down a pvc pipe to the bottom as well to help keep the sand cloud down
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I agree with PVC pipe. That will keep the dust storm to a minimum.
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I agree with David S and I'd rinse the sand really well and slide it down the pvc while wet. You'll avoid the heavy cloud if you do it this way.
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Thanks a lot everyone.
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In what time period should I do this?
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In what time period should I do this?
Best to do it before your water changes. Change out each portion of sand bed before you do your change. I would not recommend doing it in faster then three weeks. Depending on how old your substrate is and how much it spikes your levels when you take 1/3 out you may want to slow it down a bit. Keep a close eye on your levels. Test nitrates 24-48 hours after you take part out so you know what your dealing with. Also i would run a filter sock or sponge for 24 hours after as well if you have one. Don't leave it in for longer then that but it will help to take out some of the big stuff floating around in the water.
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Should my clownfish be alright in the tank if the water got cloudy?
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