Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by steve wright, Mar 15, 2010.
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Melevsreef.com - Rinsing Sand
It's not a big deal it's just up to you. There are many here with different opinions. Some like a 1" sand bed others like a 2" sand bed, some like a deep sand bed. It's all a matter of taste.
In this particular situation given the fact that we are dealing with smaller tanks I would compromise my thinking. But I would put the old sand in the refugium and then top it off with fresh and make it a DSB. Mine started at 6" this is what I did when I moved up but I still wanted fresh live sand in the display tank. I figure that I've spent literally thousands of dollars and I want fresh clean sand and that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I have relocated my tank twice. In each occasion I have left it in the bottom during the move. Didnt even touch it. Yea it was still wet so it made my 90 gallon tank twice as heavy.
I have a 1.5-2" sand bed
During a tank move there is so much going on and this is one less big step to even have to worry about.
Next time I will seed a new sand bed with a cup from old.
When I upgraded from the 75 to the 150, I used the sand in the 75 in the fuge for the 150. The sand was less than 3 months old, but I wanted a different type of sand in the DT. No parameter swings that I noticed.
upgraded the 55 to a 90 today. i got new sand and seeded. altough i think it was an unessesary expense. its not worth 130 bucks to me to find out after spending tons of money on other aspects of the upgrade.
i did save the old sand in buckets. i plan to rinse it and store for a later project
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