Changing Crushed Coral for Fiji Pink

Discussion in 'Sand' started by RoloSaez, Sep 29, 2014.

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  1. RoloSaez

    RoloSaez Millepora

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    How do I get the sand out from in between the overflow baffle?
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Suction? Power head?
     
  4. Todd_Sails

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    ^ +1

    Nice work, can't wait to see the finished pics, of the sand.

    I've been thinking, my CC is actually lighter than sand as far as blowing around in the flow, etc.

    I may have to add some sand too!
     
  5. oldfishkeeper

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    congrats on getting the job done! I know how much work that was (did the same thing a while back although my sand bed wasn't CC just very old).
     
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    I've been wanting to do this for my tank BUT I've been too chicken to do it. I don't like the look of crushed coral anymore so I might end up finally doing it.

    I figure just do it little at a time. I do a water change every 2 weeks so I figure before each water change remove some of the crushed coral and add fiji sand.
     
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    RoloSaez Millepora

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    I planned on letting it settle for a few days with out sand. However, a friend of mine wanted to help so we ended up doing it all. Skimmer going nuts. Water milky white. So can't really see the end result yet. It wasn't bad though. Every one made it through.
     
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    RoloSaez Millepora

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    I like the sand much better.

    It's been a whole weekend project. Everything is done, well almost. I have to clean the sump and then it will be done.

    If you don't mix your sand during water changes I would definitely do a little at a time. I had engineer gobies always digging this past year so I decided to do it all at once. My skimmer and filter socks were on overtime this weekend. Changes the whole tank. Tried getting the sand from in between the baffles in the overflow but it was pretty compact in there so that stayed that way.
     
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    Can't wait to get my lights.
     
  12. Todd_Sails

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    Looking Good!

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