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gleach 04-26-2014 04:13 AM

Substrate?
 
What is the best substrate?

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tomtom14 04-26-2014 10:07 AM

IMO in a marine tank it would be live sand. I think you mean marine if u don't just say then ill reply for tropical.

gleach 04-26-2014 03:56 PM

Salt water reef tank.

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gleach 04-26-2014 03:58 PM

How would you set up and maintain it.

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BigRedsReefs10 04-26-2014 04:08 PM

Substrate?
 
An aragonite reef sand is best IMO. Don't buy the bagged LS as it's not really live, just wet.

gleach 04-26-2014 08:22 PM

Now how would I go about switching from a 60 gal to a 100 gal and completely changing substrate would it cause a cycle or any other issue I'm also changing sumps.

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BigRedsReefs10 04-26-2014 10:46 PM

You mean changing the substrate when you upgrade? If so I would just use new sand in the new tank and transfer your LR. The majority of your bb population will be on the LR anyway.

gleach 04-27-2014 04:07 PM

Yes exactly. I just got home to find my ato took a dump and over filled my tank spilling water all over the place boy oh boy. Good thing I have extra salt and a extra float sensor.

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gleach 04-27-2014 04:12 PM

So will increasing the tank volume create any issues because I will be adding 40 extra gallons of salt water to my existing water. Or does it make sense to just cut out my w/c after the swap and possibly just a 10gal a week instead of doing w/c weekly. Maybe just vacuum detritus through a filter weekly and replace the water whilst adding ten gal of new salt water weekly?

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gleach 04-27-2014 04:53 PM

That made no sense oops. What I ment is add 10ga weekly to my existing water that is in the 100 gal tank till it fills up. But still vacuum detritus weekly through a filter sock and replace the vacuumed out water back into the tank.

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