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dirt topped off with blasting sand

So the tank has been set up for about a year. now, it seems that the dirt is trying to come to the surface... Not sure what to do about this but i am concerned.
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Ummm.. more sand? You scaping a lot?


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The sand is finer than the dirt, so it will eventually settle down in between dirt particles. Of course, as steven noted, if you scape a lot you'll probably end up mixing the substrates.
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So can I just add more sand.... any trouble with that? I just dont want to screw it up. It is doing so well.
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So can I just add more sand.... any trouble with that? I just dont want to screw it up. It is doing so well.
I cleaned the sand a little and then picked up handfuls of sand and put it in by hand. No issues

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