Adding additional sand…

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    Right now I have about 50 lbs of sand already in the tank and 65lbs of live rock. I would like to add another 20 lbs just to create a little thinker sand bed (personal preference). What are some techniques you would recommend in adding more sand to an existing tank that is cycled, with fish, and not to make such a mess? Also, should I go with live or dead sand or doesn’t matter?
     
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    I'd use some kind of tunnel that reaches the bottom and pour the sand in slowly to minimize cloudiness...and it's ok to use dry sand, it's cheaper and shook become live over time. Just do a lil section at a time and not the entire sand bed...covering the entire existing live sand bed with new sand will kill your old sand and cause a nitrate spike.
     
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    sounds good I will give that a try. was just wondering what techniques others used.
     
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    +1 Smitty
     
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    You can use a piece of PVC to guide the sand down.
     
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