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Old 07-16-2017, 04:02 PM   #1
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So I've been doing some research and I'm a little confused on whether tranfering my live sand from a 14 gallon biocube to a new tank is good because some people say it's not good and some say it won't cause any problems. Let me all know what y all think about transferring live sand to a new aqaurium.
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I think it is a terrible idea. Sand comes with all kinds of trapped detrius in it that will cause nutrient issues when you stir it up. Some people swear by being able to rinse the sand clean, but the amount of work put into such an effort isn't worth while when it comes to the price of new sand on such a small scale.
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+1 with Sniperhank. But perhaps use a bit of it from the cleaner top layer to seed the new sand.
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How hard is it to wash sand from a 14 gal cube? About an hour and let it bake in the sun for the rest of the day.. I'd just buy new sand myself.. set yourself up for success! Reduce variables.
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Pretty darn hard. And if your don't get all the bio goodies off each grain *BAMM* ammonia big time.
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There shouldn't be any issue with needing to 'seed' anything. The rock would be coming over and would have enough beneficial bacteria in it to support livestock while the sandbed adjusted.
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