Originally Posted by hackteck
I had to learn that the hard way lol
So did I!
The best way to rinse dry sand is to fill a 5g bucket 1/3 of the way and add water. Use your hand to reach in and stir around the sand. After about a minute of doing this, pour out the cloudy water (slowly so you don't lose a lot of sand), and then refill. Do this until the water you're pouring out is clear. Repeat until the desired amount of sand is clean.
*If you don't rinse the sand enough, you're subjecting yourself to a cloudy tank for at least 2-3 days. The silt that was floating around making the water cloudy will slowly settle on the rocks and sand like dust. If you make any movement in the water close to this "dust", get yourself ready for another day or two of cloudy water. Don't be lazy and you'll thank yourself later... trust me!