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    Substrate

    I am setting up my new tank and decided to go with a fine substate (sugar like) sand I always liked the look however it seems to cloud up the tank very easy with very little movement. I guess my question is will this substrate always be like this or does it just need time?

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    Bacteria once established in the sand will help somewhat but that fine sand will be blown around by water currents that you want and need in the tank. A lot of people add the fine sugar like sand on top of coarser sand. The courser sand helps keep it down.
    Rob

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    Is it ok to add a courser sand now

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    Is the tank full of water now? If it is a FRESH NEW setup ... now is the time. The longer you wait the more difficult it will be to do.
    Rob

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    Ok will do thanks

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