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Old 09-30-2003, 08:21 PM   #1
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setting up new DSB

Just wondering if when i put the sand in the new tank if i should rinse it first. I am thinking i was told not to so that you have more of a variety of sizes or something. I can wait for the filter to clear the water if i need to not gonna rush this one
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Just wondering if when i put the sand in the new tank if i should rinse it first.
No you shouldn't rinse it.

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I am thinking i was told not to so that you have more of a variety of sizes or something.
Very true
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thanks i have a 500 gph aquaclear filter so it should clear it pretty quick
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If you run the filter, you may as well rinse it

Just run some powerheads and add some LS and it will settle on it's own in a week or so. Then you will preserve the diversity of the grain sizes, instead of removing the silt with the filter.
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oh ok so no filter just a powerhead or 2. Got it!

Although a week or so is gonna be more like a year or so LOL
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