Changing Crushed Coral for Fiji Pink

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  1. RoloSaez

    RoloSaez Millepora

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    New Lights coming. Planning on doing a remote refugium. I also want to take out this crushed coral and replace it with Fiji Pink sand. I know we can't remove it all at once. So I was thinking of doing 1/3 at a time between water changes over a months time. In the aquarium you have two engineer gobies, maroon clown, anemone, hi hat, and a two green chromic, GSP, clove polyp, oh and a sixtine wrasse. Taking the slow approach so I don't mess up water parameters to bad. Any other advice or thoughts welcome.


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  3. mdbostwick

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    How established is your tank?
     
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    I've changed sand before in a 2 year old system, just do sections at a time. I'd say a week between sections in ample time.
     
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    Removing the CC will have no effect on parameters. I stir mine on occasion; my corals and featherdusters love the detritus storm. :D You might want to vacuum first if you haven't been doing so as a part of your routine maintenance.
     
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    I agree with Mr bill rolo. I stir my sand beds frequently and boy do the polyps come out. Give it a good vacuum then replace. Your gonna like the fiji pink
     
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    Tanks about 7 years old. I have engineer gobies that make a mess all the time. I also stir up the sand all the time. So I should be good. I'm making water so I can do part of it this weekend. Getting nervous about my lights though. Can't get ahold of them. I can't wait till I have it set up the way I want it. Looking forward to the new lights and sand.
     
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    Can't wait to see it man
     
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    RoloSaez Millepora

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    The process begins. image.jpg
     
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    image.jpg Glad I have a powerful skimmer. cleaned the cup three times last night. Took a chance and removed it all at once to avoid shocking the system multiple times. I scooped all the sand out with a beach toy sand sifter. ran through four filter socks. On the 5th one now. have all the rock on one side so I can vacuum out the rest of the crud and clean the glass. All fish are happy the water cleared over night. Now I'll do a water change later this evening. Set up the aquascape and let everything settle for a week or two before any other changes. My lights should be here by then.
     
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