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Old 09-29-2008, 05:11 PM   #11
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Well I put it in a 5g bucket and run a water line to the bottom of the bucket and let the water run through it for a good hour. Then I mix it up and do it again. Even after several hours of rinsing it will still cloud your water up.

The thing about putting sand in an established tank is to do it slowly and in small amounts. I use a 12oz plastic cup and literally pour the sand in the areas I want it.
After I rinse it out as best I can I put SW from my tank in the bucket so I'm not adding straight FW to the tank. I scoop up a cup full and go to work. The trick is to lower the cup or bowl slowly let it fill with water and then slowly move it into position. When you are were you want tip the cup and begin pouring. If you do it this way you will have a minimal amount of cloudiness. Oh and turn off ALL of your flow when you do this.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:20 PM   #12
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Nice... Looking foward to adding more to my tank.... Thanks
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:23 PM   #13
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Just to add on, I rinsed my 30Lbs bags 6 times each and still had a cloudy tank.
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Just to add on, I rinsed my 30Lbs bags 6 times each and still had a cloudy tank.
I hear ya! I don't think there is a way to keep from causing a cloudy tank when dealing with new sand.
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I agree, I doubt even a fine screen would get it all out.....
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Post 30LB Bag

Just a quick question can i remove my LR out into a tote while I am adding more sand? (I will add it into SW) just so I could add then rescape my aquarium or should i just move it around were i am going to add?
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I would not unless you have to. Try using a piece of PVC pipe and just let it slide down the pipe to where it needs to go.
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thas a great idea mel !!
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Keep in mind that works if the sand is dry.....
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