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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I finally added 20 pounds of live sand to replace the substrate that has slowly been vacuumed out over the past 18 months. It cleared well and all inhabitants seemed to weather the storm pretty well. I tried to keep the duest to a min, but that is a tall order. Anyway, I tested my water this am...
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    Hello everyone! It has been a while since my husband and I have been around. In 2010 we set up our 125 gallons tank. It was stocked with LR, DSB, Corals and Fish. It ran a while and crashed, leaving only my little clownfish and 3 corals (Brain, Hammer and Torch) alive. They were in a ten gallon...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    OK so today I purchased three 5 gallon buckets full of live sand from a hobbyist that was tearing down his tank. I need to add this sand to my tank. Draining the tank is not an option, so the next best thing I thought was do it a bit at a time with the main pump off to avoid getting sand in my...
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    Hello guys, I am starting a new 20 gal nano and didnt have anywhere to mix the saltwater besides the tank itself. Long story short, I added Caribsea Caribbean Direct Oolite Live Sand after the salt mixed (24hr) and then now have a problem with cloudy water. I added my live rock after about a...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is just about done with its cycle, but I am unhappy with the amount of live sand I put in(60lbs in a 55gal). I would like to add more but worried about spikes. Should I be and if not how long after I add the new sand should I wait to start stocking. O it will be live sand I add or should...
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    So I started with black sand thinking ooh this is neat while at the LFS. Now my tank is 3.5 weeks old and was told all things were in good balance and to add a fish and some crabs/snails. So I did. This comes at a bad time for me to make this decision I know. But I really don't like it. It...
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