Flippers reef 125 gallon

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  1. Flippers4pups

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    Going around a 1 1/2" deep. I was at 1" to 3/4" deep before I started removing this stuff. Going to take a couple weeks to complete it.
     

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    Should be done at the time I'm ready to do my reset with my rock work.
     
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    Wow !!! I've just taken my sandbed out and mine looks white compared too yours , even with all my dinos in it ...:eek::confused:
     
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    Will removing the sand bed help reduce your nitrates ...is that the reason your removing it Don ...?
     
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    No, it’s because of the on going diatom issues coming from the sand. I’m not worried about my nitrates, still around 30ppm.
     
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    Yep, it’s crap! When it’s said and done, it will be a much healthier tank.
     
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    I've still got some of my sand in a bucket that I took out tonight ...I'll make a photo before I throw it ...taking my sand out has certainly helped with my dinos ...I was hoping removing mine might help reduce my nitrates ...
     
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    Most likely it will help.
     
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    Would like to see what it looks like!
     
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    Certainly..here you go .!
    20190214_024357.jpg
     
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    Jason, what brand was yours? Looks like it had some crap pieces in it as well.

    Mine was and still is way worse looking!
     
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    It was live sand not sure of the brand now .was in the tank for about 2years (so was probably due to be changed when I think about it )The crap pieces are broken muscle shells, snail shells ,broken dead coral monti's mostly ....
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    It was this
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    It looks the same as what they use on tanked .!
    No waiting just add fish .!!! It says so on the bag !!!!!
    That's where they get their knowledge from ..:(:(:mad::eek::p:p:D:D
     
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    Never used that brand, so I can’t speak to it. Like I said, mine I got from “Marco rocks” sold as aragonite sand. Looking at it, it’s full of gray, brown, reddish and tan pieces. I’m sure it’s feeding the diatoms with silicate.
     
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    I won't be using it again ...
    From what I've read silicate is normally depleted quite fast in a reef tank ...I'm going too start dosing it too get diatoms too out compete the dinos ...maybe you should send me your sand :D
     
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    I haven’t bought my new sand just yet, but very soon.
     
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    Pretty 100% sure I kept having diatoms. Some sand is silicate based, like pool or play sands. They will consistently release silicate.
     
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    No I will be putting a bigger grain sand back ..not sure when yet though ...
     
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