adding more substate

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  1. cswhitehead

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    i want to increase the depth of my substrate i still have left over substrate. do i just rinse it and put it in or what? dont want to cloud up the tank or cause to much stress to my fish
     
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    A couple weeks ago I but in about 30 kilos of crushed coral sand. I did half the tank then 5 days later did the other half.

    Rinse it properly under a open tap, I used a medium sized fish net. Let is drip and then used the same net to then lower the sand and deposit onto the bottom. Switch off all the flow pumps inside the tank. If u have existing sand, rather do a gravel siphon first to clean things up before placing sand over it.

    If u can run a filter sock/floss for a couple hours to polish the water, then discard.
     
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    Yes wash it alot!!!1 Then add it slowly.
     
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