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Old 05-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #31
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It looks very similar. I'm sure theres probably not much difference other than labeling. I planned on tossing the pillowcase when I was done to be honest....I'm sure theres all sorts of stuff it will catch from the sand
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im now worried about the pillow case i was wondering about not being able to get it fully clean
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:26 PM   #33
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ok so i put the sand in a 18 gallon tote and have a hose in there cleaning the sand. im using tap water so should i let it dry out before putting it in my tank? or can i just wait till it fully drains?
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I think it will be fine going in wet. Just try to get it as clean as possible cause it will cloud your tank up something fierce.
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Eh it's kinda up to you. It's not going to harm your tank if it is a little damp. The things you should check are temp and salinity because the cold ish sand can cause the temp to lower and the tap water could lower your salinity. I never let mine dry out. Just pored as much of the standing water out and put it in. Everything went well in my tank.
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ok do u think draining the tank mostly out then replacing the sand and then filling the tank back up would be a good idea. i have 2 more 25 gallon totes i could put my water in for a short amount of time while scooping the old gravel out and putting the new sand in

and yes i will probably let the sand rinse for a good 2 hours before putting it in.. it have been rinsing for about 35 min now and it really starting to clear up
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Na you don't need to drain the tank. Best way to do it is to take your fish net and scoop up the sand. Lower the net and sand to the bottom of the tank. Another way is to get a PVC pipe and a funnel and pour the sand down the pipe to the bottom of the tank. These methods will significantly reduce cloudy water.
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ok ill try that when my sand gets done rinsing thanks for the info guys
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Theres also a way to avoid a cloudy tank using a pop bottle.
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