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Old 09-03-2008, 09:51 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by melosu58 View Post
I`m not Scott but The CC is bigger and heavier and will trap debris and waste and cause higher nitrates. It needs to be cleaned more often while sand can be taken care of by a clean up crew. The sand will eventually work it`s way to the bottom leaving the CC at the top.
Out of curiosity, how long does it take for the sand to work it's way to the bottom? If this happens over a period of a few months, could'nt the CC be easily removed?

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Mike hit the nail on the head and it got hard to clean.
Chisel, It's not as easy as you think, trust me. I guess you could try to vacuum it up, once it was all (but not all of it moves to the top either) on the top.

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