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Old 01-06-2012, 02:43 PM
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my sand been like this for a few weeks now. its sugar grain sized. here are some pics. tell me if its good or bad and how to fix it if possible.

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Old 01-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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How old are your builds? Have you tested phosphates?
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #3
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over a month and phos is good.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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Lack of surface disturbance allows the nitrifying bacteria to bond your sand grains into clumps. The clumps can restrict aeration to the lower layers causing dead zones where toxins can build up. A couple of Nassarius snails will take care of that for you.
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guess i need to add a few more. i have a couple in there aready.
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