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Old 04-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #111
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Just curious as to what you decided to do....


I picked up some quickcrete (pfs) this morning, washed it, and placed it in the tank. It is horribly dusty and the water is STILL cloudy.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:39 PM   #112
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Just curious as to what you decided to do....


I picked up some quickcrete (pfs) this morning, washed it, and placed it in the tank. It is horribly dusty and the water is STILL cloudy.
I decided to go with PFS. i got the seagull brand. currently it looks small grains to me...
quickcrete? is that the brand of your pfs?
is it large grain?
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It is the brand of pfs that I purchased. Pretty small and light grains compared to the blasting sand I have in all my other tanks
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It is the brand of pfs that I purchased. Pretty small and light grains compared to the blasting sand I have in all my other tanks
is this your first time trying PFS? and sand blasting is larger grains?
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this is my first time using pfs.... the blasting sand has heavier grains but didn't even compact when washing.
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this is my first time using pfs.... the blasting sand has heavier grains but didn't even compact when washing.
what do you mean it didn't compact when washing?
and where did you get your sand blasting sand?
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The pfs that I purchased while I was washing it it was as if it had been packed down into the the bucket. it was very hard to wash.

I purchased my blasting sand from a tractor supply company that sells assorted hardware and equipment.
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The pfs that I purchased while I was washing it it was as if it had been packed down into the the bucket. it was very hard to wash.

I purchased my blasting sand from a tractor supply company that sells assorted hardware and equipment.
oh see i have the seagull pfs and to me it seems like it has bigger grains. i might open the bag real quick just to see
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I did a 30% PWC the day after I added pfs and it helped my water clear up alot quicker.
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oh and even though its small grain the sand still doesn't get sucked up by the filter?
None. The grains are small, but heavy. Even after vacuuming, the sand that does get sucked into the bucket, I rinse, and dump right back into that tank. It settles immediately. The Gouramis and the Yo-Yo's are grazers. The loaches especially move the sand and gravel around a lot. I have no issues at all with the sand becoming buoyant enough to be an issue with the filter.
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