Washing Sand From One Of My Reef Aquariums

Reusing old sand

I have read dozens of threads on this and there seems to be a lack of consensus Much of it depends on the specifics so here goes I am setting up a 75g mixed reef I have sand that I bought new and used on my last set up When I took it down I placed the sand in a bucket It would cost

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Washing sand from one of my reef aquariums

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Make one stroke the length of the aquarium and then reverse The first few strokes will allow you to judge the best speed to use If the inner magnet falls to the bottom of the aquarium be sure to remove any sand or gravel before continuing Remove the inner magnet every few minutes and wash the sandpaper with fresh water and clean paper towels

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This included washing 90lbs of sand in small batches mixing up new saltwater and trying to guess at the best way of stacking the mountain of rocks waiting in our livingroom We added the sand and filled the tank about 1/3 of the way and started stacking rocks we continued adding rocks and water to keep up with the growing aquascape

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Play sand

Nah hosepipe is good I have some pics somewhere of how I washed mine will have a look for them What I did was put about a quarter of the bag in a clean bucket best to use a new one to make sure there are no cleaners in it then thoroughly rinsed it until all the muck had disappeared and I was left with clear water and pure white sand

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Sand from beach

I have just got back into this hobby after 30 years It sure has changed I like the look of the beach sand It is quartz That would b silica I was told not to use it But have seen people use play sand in beautiful reef tanks I m trying to use common sense I got my sand on Florida gulf coast There are sand sifters present there

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Do you wash sand before putting aquarium

Just in case you are wondering YES you can put a sand substrate in a freshwater tropical tank And YES you should wash the sand before adding it in your aquarium If you do not clean a new substrate all the dust will go right into your water when you fill up your aquarium which will then make it cloudy

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Using old sand

26 11 2021 · You can thoroughly wash and rinse the old sand prior to using in the new tank but defeats the purpose of seeding the new tank unless you rinse it in SW Disturbing an exiting sand bed is risky IMO others have done it successfully but others have also had issues The price of new sand versus using old sand is up to you

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A heavilly planted aquarium means a lot less overall cleaning The plants will happily feed off of the fish waste and some leftover food particles I ve always used a mixture of sand and clay as the majority of my substrate Both give a more natural feel and have major advantages over plain gravel 1 Sand is cheaper 2

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Did you wash your sand before putting it in tank

Posted June 16 2021 Wash it Wash it in RO water before putting it in your tank I did not was the first batch of sand and the dust storm was awful Washed the rest and there was minimal dust Washing it is really not that time consuming But I only have a Biocube 14 gallon David Quote

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Nuisance Algae ID Guide Reef Cleaners

This light brownish menace feels like snot growing up from the rock or sand with trapped air bubbles in it Not to be confused with algae that has an air bubble that has landed on it dinos make them Not all species of dinos are bad the one pictured is though and has caused many aquarists to tear down their tanks

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How to Get Rid of Ammonia in Your Saltwater Aquarium

Levels above ppm are a problem and should lead to an immediate investigation and remedy It is however not unusual for a tank to temporarily spike as high as after a large feeding but the spike should quickly subside Ammonia can be introduced into an aquarium in several ways two of which are overfeeding and dead fish

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Reef Aquarium Farming News #17 page 1 Help save the coral reefs from over collection Learn to grow coral As people see reef aquariums they will become interested in saving the coral reefs

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Putting Your Hands In The Tank

The fish also deserve a few precautions and residues of soap cosmetics solvents and hand creams do not belong in an aquarium Before doing aquarium maintenance it s a good idea to wash and rinse your hands thoroughly and avoid even using a towel unless it s a clean disposable one A good washing afterwords removes the fishy smell from hands

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Note aquarium volume will most likely be less than the above calculated numbers due to water displacement from sand gravel driftwood decorations tank inhabitants etc Next Get Fish Stocking Suggestions for aquariums this size

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Step 1 Cleaning out your tank Empty the contents of your tank and drain out all of the water I used a wet dry vac to get out every last bit of water and gravel Wash the empty tank with mild bleach water to get rid of the old gunk Wipe all of the glass that will get the …

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Beginner s Column Substrate

In my opinion bare bottom reef tanks do not look as natural as tanks with reef sand but they work well It is possible of course to just have a thin layer less than an inch of sand to give one s reef tank a natural look Substrate

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How to Change Out Your Substrate

Once you have the new gravel/sand in the aquarium the water is probably going to be fairly dirty and cloudy Your fish will be ok with this for the short term think about a tropical storm on the shallow ocean reefs You can aid in helping clear up the water by doing a 20% or so water change at this time as well

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