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    Sugar Fine substraight

    I just had an order of Caribsea Sugar Fine arrive instead of the ordered select grade. I am concerned about clumping over time and was wondering who out there has been using the sugar fine product and what you think about it...

    What steps could a persaon take to prevent clumping from occuring?

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    I wouldn't worry about clumping....it won't clump. But it's a B**** to wash. There is soooo much dust in there. It took me about 2h/bag.
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    The only way sand would clump is if you accidently added cat litter in there
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    do not wash sugar fine sand. your supposed to keep all that dust. worms and fauna love it.
    on that note, its a real pain if you have good flow! you will want to mix it up with different grades.

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    Well, if he is going to add it in an established tank, i think it would be a good idea to wash it. I think it will greatly affect PH. If starting a new one well it's ok.
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    If its for an up and running tank then thats a whole new ballgame

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    Sorry...I should have added that it is Aragonite, not just ordinary sand.

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    Cool

    we understand its not just sand. the problem is if your adding it to an existing tank you need to go real slow because in essance your killing the sand bed by covering it [smothering] you'll need to do small sections at a time and be prepared for dirty water no matter how much you rinse that sand. why are you adding more sand just out of curiosity.

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    who said I was adding it to an existing tank?
    I am actually tearing down my tank to do some drilling so I am getting rid of my coarse florida crushed coral and replacing it. Kind of starting the process all over again, oh well. My concern has been brought up because people have complained about the fine aragonite clumping over time. Some of the people above my not realize that aragonite sand is not the same as play sand.

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    If you have enough sand bed critters, you should not clump.

    What I did was to collect a cup of sand from 4-5 local reefers to ensure a good start up diversity and avoid clumping. I also added a strawberry conch and he churns it up pretty good!
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