12 hours of scrubbing and cleaning

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  1. lilbitreefer

    lilbitreefer Active Member R2R Secret Santa

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    So I just spent 12 hours cleaning my tank. I scrubbed off so much hair algae and rescaped my 120g tank. What I am wanting to know is that the new flow pattern is really pushing around the sand bed. I was wondering it is would be ok to add new heavier sand. I have thought about getting a bit heavier sand. I beleive I am using the ocean finji pink and it is really blowing around. Can I just pour new sand over the old sand or will it cause a mini cycle. Or I live on the east coast next to some nice beaches that have some heavier sand, would that be ok. I am not too worried about parasites.
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I would caution using sand from a local beach. It's likely to have contaminants.
     
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    lilbitreefer Active Member R2R Secret Santa

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    but would it be safe to just dump new sand in the tank?
     
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    I would rinse it well prior to use to remove the fines.

    If your flow is that substantial now, even with the larger partical sand, it may move around.

    Can you post a picture of your tank and powerhead placement? Size of powerheads?
     
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    lilbitreefer Active Member R2R Secret Santa

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    yes i will do that when I get home. I will be home in a few hours.
     
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    lilbitreefer Active Member R2R Secret Santa

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    Ok The tank I am running is a 120g 4'x2'x2'. I have two opposing tunze nanostream power heads. IMG_5251.JPG IMG_5251.JPG IMG_5252.JPG IMG_5253.JPG
     
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    lilbitreefer Active Member R2R Secret Santa

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    Here is the program I’ve had it on lately [​IMG]
     
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    lilbitreefer Active Member R2R Secret Santa

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    This is what I just switched it to. I am not sure which on is better the one before or this one.

    Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 18.47.21.png
     
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    I don't think my original program was moving much water because I haddn't cleaned the pumps in months and it was full of algae. I cleaned them last night.
     

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