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Sand

Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:11 pm

Where / is it possible to buy smaller amount of sand ???

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Re: Sand

Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:12 pm

Sorry should have explained I just need to add some to the top .... and been I pain cant carry a huge bag right now which h I usually do ... Nor do I wanna deal with a huge bag right now

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Re: Sand

Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:42 pm

Could I just put a bunch of Eco Earth on tip of my sand ...I'd like like 2 more inches of sand ..... the bag is just to much ... idk

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Re: Sand

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:21 pm

Sure, you can add ee on top of sand.
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Re: Sand

Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:44 pm

K maybe I cam do that ! Do I still wet it ....?? Just put a bunch on top ... or leave it dry throw a bunch on top

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Re: Sand

Post by curlysister » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:54 pm

All of the substrate needs to be sand castle consistency. If your sand is dry now, you need to add water to it as well. You can mix the sand and EE together and then add dechlorinated water and mix it up until it's all the right consistency.
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Re: Sand

Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:00 pm

curlysister wrote:All of the substrate needs to be sand castle consistency. If your sand is dry now, you need to add water to it as well. You can mix the sand and EE together and then add dechlorinated water and mix it up until it's all the right consistency.
Thanks ! I know that, but thank you.... I'm talking about after that ... I'm asking if o can add Eco E on top ... I mean I know some people dont mix the EE and sand some so ...blah blah ... I mix it ! ... but was gonna add more sand on top .. or just EE on top ..... didnt know if o could throw dry EE on top or of o should wet it

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Re: Sand

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:51 pm

Wet the ee. Till you can squeeze it without it dripping. If any crabs are buried you can add 1 inch every 24hrs. Just don't pat it down. The crabs will mix it up.
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Re: Sand

Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:35 am

With EE, it's so lightweight you could easily do 2 inches a day without much worries.

I also wouldnt worry about mixing it in, the crabs will do that themselves.

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Re: Sand

Post by Hermie escape artist » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:54 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:Wet the ee. Till you can squeeze it without it dripping. If any crabs are buried you can add 1 inch every 24hrs. Just don't pat it down. The crabs will mix it up.
Thanks !!! K sounds good !!!

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Re: Sand

Post by Hermie escape artist » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:54 am

aussieJJDude wrote:With EE, it's so lightweight you could easily do 2 inches a day without much worries.

I also wouldnt worry about mixing it in, the crabs will do that themselves.

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