collecting live sand

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  1. mupwi

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    Hi I am planing on colecting some live sand to add to the biodiversity of my tank when I go diving some deep reefs this weekend.
    Does bringing live sand up fron depth require a slow acent like with bringing up fish or can I just swim it up at my normal acent rate I dont whant to end up killing all the good gogos
     
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    As long as you do not kill yourself by coming up too fast :nono:
     
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    I would assume coming up too quickly would only affect you and fish due to their swim bladders. cant see it being a problem.
     
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    swim bladers and I dont know if fish and other marine spicies have bouble trouble like nitrogen off gasing isues like scubar divers
     
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    you should not have any problems......
    live sand is the bomb dude.
    you will notice a differance in 24 hours and then the long term benifita are endless, as long as you get the sand back into your system pronto.
    i've had instances were creatures that no one i know has seen before just appear in the nite out the sand;)
    some so scary i had to take out and put back in the sea:slayer:
     
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    I use livesand for my dsb...:) i dont dive it out though. i go behind back line..
     
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    Ya I got some for a friend from the shalows and it worked a treet was just concirned about coming from depth. It is a 4 hour drive back from this dive site should I be concerned marco should I take a batery powered bubler to put in the container or anything
     
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    4 hours should be cool.....but if you have a battery air pump....why not;)

    that reminds me....i need to get another one of those....i had a power failure last week and placed mine on the tanks brasing......it vibrated off and fell in the water:nono:


    cant wait for the new tunze return pumps with eco smart battery power alternating option to arrive.......will make life so much simpler:yeahdude:
     
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    please elaborate Marco
     
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    lol....save your pennies!!!!!

    just like the tunze stream pumps can take the adaptor that allows for a battery to take over if the power fails,
    tunze has a new range of return pumps that george now has on order.
    basically it will be the same....a return pump that you buy, purchase the extra battery connector, go to a1 radio buy a house alarm battery and trickle charger and you away......

    the pump will run on mains power and will be trickle charging the battery the whole time......if the power fails the battery kicks in and the pump keeps running........no down time.

    i ran a 6055 stream on a 12volt battery on itls lowest setting for 5 days....it could have run longer but i was on my way to mauritius so i had to turn it on again to charge incase something happened when i was away:yeahdude:

    worth every cent
     
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    Thanks. Sounds definitely worth having
     
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    wow this is somthing worth getting. gona ask george now
     
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    no dont have a portable bubler yet just thaught I might need to get one if it isnt an issue I wont warry as I have already spent too much on diving this month
     
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    dude....they like R60.....trust me....get one
     
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