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can anybody tell me is this safe , i going to add more salica sand to my main tank which aready running a year and have some Angels,Blue & Yellow Tangs and invertebrats and corals.I 'll rinse
the sand until the water is clear, the tank already has half inch sandbed
go for it. take your fish out of your tank first of course.
i wouldnt remove the fish. you would more likely have to remove your live rock to accomplish that, and would prob. prove to be more stressful then a small sand storm would be for a day or two.
let me start by saying ive never added sand to an existing sandbed but if i were to do it i would get a piece of PVC pipe thats a few inches wide. pour the rinsed sand down the PVC to your sandbed vs. just pouring it in the tank. i dont think i would use that kind of sand either personally but im not saying it wont work. silicates may cause algae issues.
it may be wise to run lights out for a day while the cloudiness settles, possibly a hang on or canister filter with floss for a day as well to help catch some of the silt, but i would remove this after a day or two max.
after the tank clears and turning your lights on, i would take a clean turkey baster ( i have one strictly for the tank) and use it to gently blow any sand off of my corals as sand sitting on them + light will burn them.
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