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Old 06-02-2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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finally replced the 50/50 sand and gravel in my 40 gal planted to 75/25 special kitty/sand. Did the whole thing in under 4 hours without tearing the tank down and taking out the fish. Took me about an hour of rinsing to clean the litter. Laid down about 3" of 75:25 littler:sand and then topped that with an inch of pure sand. Tank looks awesome and all the fish seem to be fine.

Just wanted to let ya all know of the experience.
I also soaked the litter with liquid iron for a bit before adding to tank.

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Sounds like a prodigious undertaking.
Hope I never have to do that, but am thinking about setting up a little 10g with Profile and gravel.

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Old 06-02-2003, 09:27 PM   #3
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yeah it was quite a task, especially to be finished at 2am. just ordered some nutrients and some test kits for Fe at phosphates.

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yeah it was quite a task, especially to be finished at 2am. Tim
been there, done that, but with the computer, not the fishtank
(knock on wood)

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Old 06-03-2003, 06:51 AM   #5
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funny this " computer" been there many of times.

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