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    Default adding new sand

    so i think i want either a randalls or yasha with pistol shrimp for my tank how would you guys say the least messy way to add it is. it is live from my 90 same kind thats already in the 17
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    You trying to add sand to your smaller tank?

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    yes
    "reefing sure takes up your money...but it is the best money ive ever spent!"

    http://www.captivereefs.com/forum/marine-fish/bks-90-fowlr-8632/
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    And your using wet sand from your 90?

    How deep is the sand in the 90, and how long has it been running in the tank?

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    my 90 is down but the sand is in a rubbermaid in water and its only been in my 90 for 7-8months
    "reefing sure takes up your money...but it is the best money ive ever spent!"

    http://www.captivereefs.com/forum/marine-fish/bks-90-fowlr-8632/
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    I would rinse the sand very well, then soak it in some RO water for a bit.

    ou can put the wet sand in a ziplock bag, turn off all pumps/water flow, and submerge the closed/sealed bag to the bottom, then slowely pour the sand in with your old sand.

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    You could also, If you have enough buckets, just empty the tank real quick, and refill it, very carefully. I have done this a few times, and if done carefully, works out great!

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