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Old 03-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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blasting sand

I took all the gravel out of my tank and I'm putting in blasting sand after I wash it do I need to remove my fish during this or will they b ok cause I don't really have another tank large enough to hold them
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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if you've already washed the sand and it's still wet I would use a cup or other small container to slowly scoop in the sand, take a scoop submerge it in the tank move the cup to the bottom of the tank and let slowly spill out rather than just dumping it in at the surface, if the water starts to cloud then just let it settle for a while then pick up where you left off. I love the stuff just picked up another 50lbs the other day just to have on hand in case I start another build
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Make sure you have washed it very well! We had to wash ours many times...
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Finally done!! Took all day but it was worth it lol how long will stay cloudy? I washed it good but there still sum black debris floating around
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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Finally done!! Took all day but it was worth it lol how long will stay cloudy? I washed it good but there still sum black debris floating around
You should put some pantyhose over your intake valve to protect your impeller in ur filter
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #6
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Too late for that lol I jus bought a fluval fx5 yesterday with the sand and was hopin it would get the job done I didn't think bout the impellar jus figured I would wake up n clean the foam pieces an that would b that
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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Too late for that lol I jus bought a fluval fx5 yesterday with the sand and was hopin it would get the job done I didn't think bout the impellar jus figured I would wake up n clean the foam pieces an that would b that
I've got the fx5 to its not to late to cover it. It can damage that impeller too.
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The sand is pretty much settled now it just has a really cloudy look like maybe air? Should I use water clarifier?
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #9
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I wouldn't, it'll settle down. Just be careful when you vacuum.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:38 AM   #10
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I hope so I think it will b easier to clean than the gravel because the crap jus sits on the top of the sand lol
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