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Old 01-16-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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Cleaning Sand and Cycling

I have been researching for over 7 months now and I am about ready to start the cycle of my tank in about another month. I still have to purchase base rock and live rock but my question was do I need to clean brand new sand still in the bag before I start the cycling process?
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Hi rtoycrow.

If the sand is dry sand you may want to just give it a rinse with some water before you put it in the tank. If it's live sand (and therefore wet) I'd do nothing and just add it in.
No special precautions needed.
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Can I clean it with regular tap water or do I need to use RO/DI water?
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Regular tap water should be just fine. You mainly just want to get the dust off.
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Thanks for the replies. What is the best method to clean sand. thanks
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