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Old 02-07-2013, 07:11 AM   #11
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I would use clean dry sand. I dont buy into the gimmick of the bacteria loaded sand. Ive used it before but only for hopes of cycling my the start of my tank quicker. You'd probably be risking a mini cycle if the bacteria in it is dead. Dry sand will be seeded by the existing sand.
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Ok, dry sand sounds better. Does it still need to be cleaned? How do I clean it?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:27 PM   #13
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Ok, dry sand sounds better. Does it still need to be cleaned? How do I clean it?
You can just rinse it out in a bucket. Keep filling it up with tap or ro/di and pour it out. Keep repeating until the water no longer turns cloudy. Then just let it sit outside in the sun for a couple days to dry it out.
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Besides all the rinsing and preparing the sand for your tank, get yourself a long piece of PVC pipe. Use it to slowly pour the sand into your tank when you are ready to add it. This will prevent the tank getting cloudy and causing issues.
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Besides all the rinsing and preparing the sand for your tank, get yourself a long piece of PVC pipe. Use it to slowly pour the sand into your tank when you are ready to add it. This will prevent the tank getting cloudy and causing issues.
Thanks!! Great idea.
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