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Old 03-16-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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To rinse or not to

I purchased Caribsea brand sand from petco, it says no rinsing needed just add to tank. Should I follow their instruction or just the rinse in buckets to be safe?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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Def rinse used the same didn't rinse...regret regret regret
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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Pretty much always rinse/wash..it doesn't take long and is well worth it.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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Will do. Thanks
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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The Caribsea brand I have needs to be rinse very well. Even when you rinse it very well it will be cloudy, so do very small amounts
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I bought the no nee to rinse and didnt rinse it within i wanna say 6-8hrs it was clear.. then i bought the regular sand that said to rinse and rinsed 1 time it took less time to settle and have clear water.. guess i was just lucky
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Definitely rinse. I used it for my 10g and whenever I do a water change, it would be cloudy for an hour.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #8
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