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    Random Sand Storm

    Hiya all..
    I have some friends that just setup a 55g as a FO later on to convert to reef. They put in 30lbs of Carib Sea reef sand, and 20lbs of Southdown. The tank settled nicely, but clouds up periodically for a day. Is this normal? Will the sand settle for good once the bed is filled with little critters? Would it be a good idea for them to add a few lbs of Crushed coral to the top to keep things settled?

    Thanks for any info. this is good for me as well as I have not setup my DSB yet and would like to know what I'm in for.

    Troy
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    Yup, it'll settle down as the tank ages. Bacteria helps too. I'd skip the crushed coral. Just give it time.
    Susan

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    Senior Member reefmac's Avatar
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    Thank you Flame Angel. That's what I figured as I have used sand/crushed coral in a 10g Nano and it did the same thing. It's great to get a difinitive answer from a pro though
    "I'm Mad!...I'm mad 'cause I cant see my forehead!" ~ Patrick Starfish, Bikini Bottom, Ocean

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