03-17-2013, 07:09 PM
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Sounds like you've got things under control, but I wanted to add that when I changed from gravel to my sand (back when the tank was a 29) I actually scooped the gravel into clean pantyhose and left them in the tank for a while to give the bacteria a chance to catch up to all of my messing around. It looked pretty silly for a few weeks - I removed the 'rock socks' one by one with each water change. Depending on how established your tank is, it probably isn't necessary. . . I'm a worry wart when it comes to stuff like this. . . just wanted to be really careful not to toss my then fairly-new tank into a cycle. . . I've also seen a similar method to Sara's used, only with a 2 liter soda bottle rather than a bag. . . just be sure to pre-wash the sand!