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  1. regis

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    what will the effect be if i add more aragonite on top of my existing. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    as far as I am awear so long as you dont add too much at once its no problem. if you wanted to deepen your sand bed add around 2cm at a time spread over a week and a half or two weeks and it will give time for micro life to migrate through the sand bed.

    if you add too much at once you run the risk of killing millions of organism and sending the tank into a cycle, so little and slow is the way to go :)
     
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    thanks. Will go slow
     
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    Yip, would have to agree with Crispin.
     
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    Yip, would have to agree with Lighty :lol:
     
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    Yip, would have to agree with Tobes :lol:
     
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    as always mekaeel seems to be spot on
     
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    Would it not be advisable to add extra bacteria during this time, as a precautionary measure. And also to feed the sand bed with a muscle or something to get the micro organisms to have food for multiplication?
     
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    No, I will not feed extra bacteria. What will happen to the food source for the bacteria?
    In existing running tank, there is a balance, between food available and the number of bacteria.

    More bacteria,
    less food,
    hungry bacteria,
    dead bacteria
    cycle.

    Nope, do not believe this is a worthwhile risk to run on a established tank.

    And I agree with all above. Thin layer extra added every other day. To give stuff in the sand time to move upwards.
     
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    At this process it might be advisable to remove a thin top layer of the old aragonite. In doing this one removes bound compounds like P. This skimming of the upper layer of the substrate should be done from time to time.
     
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    Okay, understand.
     

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