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Old 03-16-2018, 09:55 AM
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My sump has an area that's similar to a refugium with sand and LR. I built it myself with a compartment for an ato built in. Unfortunately this was my first acrylic project and the seam of the ato was bad and cracked. I need to remove the entire sump to repair this section. I'm worried about disturbing the sand bed in the sump for the repair but ut absolutely needs to be done. I want to remove the sand all together. Can i just remove it all at the same time? It isn't a huge amount and the dt has its own sand bed.
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Hi cflow,

just switch off return pump, remove water, remove sand, take the sump out.
Since sand is in your sump there is no danger that removing it will release something into the water column.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:35 PM
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Im concerned that if i remove it all at once it might effect the biology and if i remove it slowly I'll be releasing bad junk into the water column. It definitely would be easier to remove it all at once.
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Alternatively you can vacuum it out while doing the regular water changes in two steps.

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