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Old 03-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #51
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #52
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if you do use the same sand rinse it out in very small amount. Rinse like 5lbs at a time so you get it really clean and stired up. use hot water. mix it really well and rinse till when you stir the sand the water is clear. This will take HOURS to get done but if you want to save the money go for it. Just dont get lazy because you will pay for it with algae blooms and high nitrates.

another thing that helped is to put it in a pan with a large footprint and spread the sand out on it. the shallower the sand the easier it is to clean.
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Thank you Clever! Would have never thought about that. But what about the live stuff in it? Wouldn't there be a die off if I used warm water? Bc I have some of their tank water and was going to use that to clean it.
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First coat of paint done! Whew! That was a work out.

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #55
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First coat of paint done! Whew! That was a work out.
Awesome job!
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:14 PM   #56
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Thanks buddy! I pulled that sucker inside and out all be my lonesome! it's going to be worth it! I'll post up before and after pics once I'm done.
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Thanks buddy! I pulled that sucker inside and out all be my lonesome! it's going to be worth it! I'll post up before and after pics once I'm done.
Sounds good!!
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Thank you Clever! Would have never thought about that. But what about the live stuff in it? Wouldn't there be a die off if I used warm water? Bc I have some of their tank water and was going to use that to clean it.
you want everything that is in the sand GONE, just rinse it with non salt water. dont worry about living things it it because you want nothing left in that sand but sand after you are done washing it. the first few pans you do will be a PIA but you will develop a method that makes it much quicker. swoosh the water around alot. I use a big wooden spoon to stir it with while I run water in it. That way you dont grab a fire worm or anything that could be in the sand.
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you want everything that is in the sand GONE, just rinse it with non salt water. dont worry about living things it it because you want nothing left in that sand but sand after you are done washing it. the first few pans you do will be a PIA but you will develop a method that makes it much quicker. swoosh the water around alot. I use a big wooden spoon to stir it with while I run water in it. That way you dont grab a fire worm or anything that could be in the sand.
What the heck is a fire worm? You guys are scaring me now. Lol
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