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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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adding some sand on the settle tank

this has been setup for last 5months or so.
i'd some extra sand i kept it on the side at the beginning and now i feel some area is little deep so
wondering if i can add those new sand on some areas.

is it good to do it? do i need to worry about anything like algae or ...?

if not i'm fine as is...since i've some left so thought to add some.....

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i dont entirely understand your question but if you are asking if you can add more sand to parts of the substrate to build it up, then the answer is yes, if it is clean and free of organic matter you shouldnt have to worry about algae. I would drain as much water out as you can then gently pour the sand in so as not to stir too much up into the water column and then refill as if you just did a big water change... it shouldnt upset your water parameters etc. or have any other detrimental effects.


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Sounds good...sure ill do that

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agree with vaultboy, try putting extra/new sand in a cup, try to do this when it's time to do your water change this way you won't waste water. Do not just dump your sand into water column, cover the cup with one hand lower inside as far as you can gently and slowly let the sand out not to disdurbe it.


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