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Currently i am not running sand with my Brevis in the tank. All of them have the large escargot shells, about 2.5" in diameter. Would they be able to move around and bury these larger shells (seem much larger then most of the ones i've seen on videos and such).

Currently have small/medium gravel. I was warned off of sand due to it being a pain to clean, but i figure i might as well try it. I'd also only put it in the areas that i have gravel. I've kept all of my rock areas bare, for ease of cleaning and blowing with my powerhead.

If i do add sand, should i remove the fish when i do it? Leave the filters off for a while, or just when adding? How many pounds for i'd say 1/4 to less then 1/2 of a 36x12 tank (33 gallon)
 

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Thanks guys, I think I'll start with sand really soon. My goldhead Comp was moving pretty big chunks of gravel today that had gotten into his favorite shell (seems all of my Rock Dwellers have a love for shells, my Marlieli keeps pushing out my Brevis of their shell), so should be entertaining with sand
 

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shellies215 said:
When changing substrate it is best not to do it all at once. every day or two scoop out a cup of gravel and add a cup of sand. Wet the sand before you add it to reduce water cloudiness and get a sponge pre-filter for your filter intake, it will save your impeller in the long run. If done properly you and your fish will be happy you switched to sand, I have it in my brevis tankg]
If I wanted to do it in one big go, could I put the gravel in a mesh bag or ziploc with lots of holes and keep it in the tank for a while so I don't kill off the bacteria in one go?
 
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