ecosystem refugiums

Discussion in 'Refugium' started by hottielover14, Feb 7, 2004.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Get a big pvc tube and send it to the bottom that way. Or some people use trash bags and put the whole bag in, sinking to the bottom, then slowly pulling the bag away leaving sand.

    I'd get a styrofoam cooler and put the rock in it while you do this. The rock will be fine. put some wet paper towels on the rock if you want to keep it wet.
     
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  3. Phil5613

    Phil5613 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Pull out any shells or stuff that you don'yt want buried, Then buy your live sand ( live sand won't ususlly cloud your water cuz it is wet) open the live sand load it into a baggie close baggie sink to bottom of tank, open baggie, slowly pour out the sand and reload. Try not to spill all over the live rock.
     
  4. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    how much sand do u think i need.
     
  5. Matt Rogers

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    I mentioned it before. You need a 100 more lbs to get 4 inches.
    Check out the calculator at the bottom of this page:
    http://www.3reef.com/sand.htm
     
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    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    can i fill the cooler with water for the LR. do I add all the LS at one time.
     
  7. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Iwould add the live sand and cured LR all at the same time.
     
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  9. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    how deep would the sand be with 50 lbs. of sand in my 55 gal.
     
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  11. Matt Rogers

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    [quote author=hottielover14 link=board=Refugium;num=1076193383;start=75#86 date=02/22/04 at 20:33:40]how deep would the sand be with 50 lbs. of sand in my 55 gal.[/quote]

    Did you try the calculator? ::)
     
  12. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    with more sand will that lower the ammonia and nitrite. If i have LS in my refuge will some of the critters go from there to my main tank.