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Old 01-04-2010, 10:43 AM   #11
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Sadielynn makes a good point. When I said dry sand I meant rinse it out first.
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That Caribsea Oolitic is pretty clean. I didn't even rinse it and my tank was only cloudy for a few hours. However, I added the sand before the water, so this may make a big difference. If I were to add more sand to my tank which already has water in it, I would get the Caribsea Oolitic again and guide it to the bottom with a piece of pvc... I'd probably try to do away with rinsing it again, but definitely keep my powerheads and pump off until I was done pouring it in. I haver purchased other sand in the past which was much dirtier than the Caribsea and that stuff for sure needed to be rinsed first. This is just my opinion and what I would do, of course rinsing the Caribsea won't hurt
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Just wanted to let you guys know that you are all awesome, love the people and love the site!
Oh and by the way I just ordered CaribSea Aragamax Oolitic Select Sand! 3x30lbs of sand for about $68 total incl. shipping @ Marine Depot, they price matched for me!
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:01 AM   #15
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rinsing will cut down on the dust that might have formed by the sand rubbing during shipping and will cut down on the cloudiness in the water.
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"Oh and by the way I just ordered CaribSea Aragamax Oolitic Select Sand! 3x30lbs of sand for about $68 total incl. shipping @ Marine Depot, they price matched for me!"

Can you tell me where the price match was from so I can get them to price match the same?
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:40 AM   #17
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There's going to be a sand storm from any sand no matter carefully you place it. If it's cured LS then the sand storm will be short. It it's new aragonite that's been wetted with new sw mix then the sand storm will be longer. If it's just dry sand (regardless of type) then the sand storm could be weeks.

I would turn this into a project and cure the dry aragonite in a tub then add it to the main tank.
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Definitely shut off your PH's when you add it to the tank, or you could be in for a PH replacement like some other guy I know
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Never much had a use for bagged 'live' sand. Could never get my head around something that needs oxygen to survive being bagged in an airtight bag for months on end.. hmmmmm..

Never cured sand either.. Rinse Rinse Rinse Rinse Rinse Rinse Rinse Rinse Rinse and then slowly add to the tank. I use a tupperware sandwich container.. pack it in tight.. pop the lid on... in the tank .. tip upside down and pop the brick out.. Then SLOWLY .. break it up and move it around..

Regular dechlor'd tap water tooo
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