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Old 07-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #161
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Vinegar will still take care of it bleach is just too volatile imo... You really have to wash the crap out of anything you scrub with it
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #162
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I am about to go get some sand for my tank. How many pounds would I need (do you guys think) for a 55 gallon tank? I'd like it to be at least 3 inches deep...deeper in some spots....
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:45 PM   #163
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I'd pick up 100 lbs...you'll prob have some left over but better to have a bit extra
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:40 AM   #164
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hahah... I got 150 pounds of sand. I guess I'll have plenty, eh?
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:42 AM   #165
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hahah... I got 150 pounds of sand. I guess I'll have plenty, eh?
Lol... Wow... You did get a bunch of sand! Have you put it in yet?! Lol. More pictures are also a requirement. (unless there's photographic evidence, it never happened!) lol.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:49 AM   #166
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no, i haven't even got the sand out of the car yet. Spent most of the day soaking and scrubbing, and reinforcing the strength of the new aquarium stand. I'm really excited how well that vinegar removed all of that ugly salt and deposits and stuff....

and the lights still work! Both of them! WooHoo!

and I will take some more pix tomorrow...
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:51 AM   #167
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i am assuming I need to rinse the sand out before I put it in the tank, yes? and special sand instructions? I've never used sand before...
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i am assuming I need to rinse the sand out before I put it in the tank, yes? and special sand instructions? I've never used sand before...
Use an old (thoroughly rinsed) pillowcase. Put the sand in and rinse with a hose until the water runs clear. You'll obviously have to do multiple batches, but that's the best way.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:09 AM   #169
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oh! ok! good to know. i'm glad I asked. that sounds a lot better way than what i was going to attempt
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good morning my fishie friends! Question....is there any way to lower ph in water BESIDES adding RO water to it? My RO water dispenser is incredibly SLOW to dispense..and, while i could do 50 50 RO and tap water in my 10 gallon tanks, and even the 30 with not to much problem, I think I would rather not have to rely on that for the new 55 gallon tank....
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