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Old 01/10/2008, 06:51 PM   #1
uncleant
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New refugium help please

I just finished setting up a 45 gal tank for a refugium and i have about 70lbs of sand for it. My main question is..... How do i add the sand to the refugium without causeing a mini cycle. My main tank is a 125 gal. Thanks!


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Old 01/10/2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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Why so much sand? Is this live sand or just regular sand? I put crushed coral in my fuge about 2". Pods seem to multiply like crazy in it.


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Old 01/10/2008, 07:14 PM   #3
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well i have about 90lbs but i am only going to put about 3 inches in it with some rubble on top......... any advice on how to add it?


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Old 01/10/2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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well i have about 90lbs but i am only going to put about 3 inches in it with some rubble on top......... any advice on how to add it? it regullar sand


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:31 PM   #6
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Add it slowly; rinse it before putting in there and you'll be fine; do a 30lb bag every week or two, until you get to the depth you want. Monitor your levels, if your tank handles the new sand well (no change after a full week), go ahead and add another bag. If you see a bit of a change, continue with your usual maintenance (w/c, etc), and wait another week. You can never go wrong in this hobby by playing it safe.


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