Originally Posted by Finntastic
I removed all the sand from my 55g and now all I need is my dad to help carry it to the back deck so we can spread it out to dry. Also I am starting the change of my 10g and I'm not sure if I should keep the sand in the tank with the powerhead going.
Unless you have diggers like african cichlids I wouldn't worry about sand ruining a filter or powerhead.
The african cichlids I was taking care of for a while murdered 2 marineland filters because they dug and spit the sand out at the top of the tank. My friend took her tank back and I helped her clean out the new canister the first time... we pulled a pound of sand out of it.
Pic related - The main digger. This sand used to be flat and that cave used to be completely buried.