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Adding different grain sands--quick question

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by andye, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. andye

    andye Lifetime Members
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    Nov 1, 2007
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    Hi Tom,

    A quick question...I have a 210 gallon planted discus tank with a foreground of white sand which is very fine grained (sugar sized) and blows all around the tank. I have some of the ADA white decorative sand. Can I just cap the finer sand? I do not want to siphon the older sand out because it is a fairly new tank and I do not want to lose the biological filtration. Let me know. Thanks.

  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    Siphon it.

    It does not have that much Bio_Once ypou add the other...then it will never be the same, you cannot undo that.

    Tom Barr

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