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absolutely do not stir live sand in reef. what happens if you do not have a very dense sand bed is you will get nitrate pockets buildups and if you aggitate the sand before the live sand can decompose it on its own it will all release into your system and that will mean the end of the system. Also make sure you have a lb of sand per gal. at least
 

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generally the rule of thumb is 1LB of sand to 1 Gallon of water. Now depending on the shape of your tank you may need to double that. Remember the thicker the bed of sand the finer that your sand particles should be so you dont make it possible for nitrate pockets.
 
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