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Old 07-06-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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Sand?

Is it me or does your guy's sand completely explode at the slightest touch? If I touch the sand even with my finger, the sand clouds up an one little touch can cloud my whole tank. It usually clears up over night but its annoying. Is it normal? Will it go away?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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Very normal, my crabs make my sand move
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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My tank was cloudy from my sand when I set it up. After a week and a half it was crystal clear. I blames myself for not rinsing the send well enough to begin with. But now months into my first aquarium my sand just falls right back down when I touch it. Goodluck!
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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My tank was cloudy from my sand when I set it up. After a week and a half it was crystal clear. I blames myself for not rinsing the send well enough to begin with. But now months into my first aquarium my sand just falls right back down when I touch it. Goodluck!
So eventually it will just settle immediately?
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #5
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I hope so. It did in my aquarium. I move plants and stuff around all the time. And the sand always drops back down. Without cloudiness.
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I hope so. It did in my aquarium. I move plants and stuff around all the time. And the sand always drops back down. Without cloudiness.
Yeah. Well does the fineness of the sand make a difference?
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Yeah. Well does the fineness of the sand make a difference?
I'd guess so. My sand is like out door play sand. Small grains, but not dust.
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I'd guess so. My sand is like out door play sand. Small grains, but not dust.
Moments finer that that. I bought the carribsea live sand. It's not dust but it's kinda fine....how can I help that?
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Moments finer that that. I bought the carribsea live sand. It's not dust but it's kinda fine....how can I help that?
Mine is finer then that*
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I don't know, hopefully someone here has experience with it. Maybe just patience. That's what my friends keep telling me. It will settle in time.
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