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Old 01-24-2007, 10:08 PM   #11
 
I lived next door to a guy that owned a saltwater tank. He had to leave to go to Iraq and tore is tank down. He saved the sand till he came back. He rinsed it over and over and over till it was clean again. I never believed in throwing away sand. I would say what CRM said just keep rinsing. Like he said sand is just sand. What makes it go bad is al the micro's that live in it. Clean them of that and buy another bag of live sand to seed it again.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:25 PM   #12
 
Im not geting the sand becuase i guess he has a bag of ls lying around that he wanted to sell me.(to expensive) Can someone tell me how much lr i want? I want to stack pretty high I want some of my corals to be about 14 inches off the bottom and closer to the light. i also want plenty of hiding spots for the fishes. How many pounds?
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:31 PM   #13
 
Rule of thumb is 1-1 1/2 lb/gal. but it all depends on the hieght, and how you stock them.
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:26 PM   #14
 
On the cover issue. I use eggcrate AKA lighting diffuser. You can find it at Home Depot or Lowes in the lighting section. $10 a sheet. This will allow for gas exchange, & better cooling if you are running strong lights. As well as keep your fish in the tank & not reflect back light.

Also if you want to order things & get cheap shipping. Try out www.drsfostersmith.com it is a lfat rate of $8.99 & only goes up a dollar for a big bucket of salt. You could also order your sand from there & shipping will still be cheap. I ordered both salt & sand from there.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:46 PM   #15
 
wow thanks that shiping is much cheaper than the other sites. I think those eggcrates will effect the lighing too much.
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:30 PM   #16
 
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Not really TR. It's better then an acrylic or glass top. Call a lighting specialty shop and you can get the eggcrate chrome plated for what HDeopt charges for the white. That will help to reflect the light back down.
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:21 PM   #17
 
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Not really TR. It's better then an acrylic or glass top. Call a lighting specialty shop and you can get the eggcrate chrome plated for what HDeopt charges for the white. That will help to reflect the light back down.
Yeah it definately won't affect your lighting much. A ton of reefers use this.

I wish I would have thought of calling a specialty lighting place when I purchased mine caferacer.
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