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Old 10-14-2014, 09:04 AM   #1
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Sand cleaner

Looking for advice on something to clean my sand between wc I had bought a battery operated gravel cleaner but got a little sand in it and now it dont work properly any suggestions on what to use

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you shouldnt need to clean the sand your live rock is your natural filter
if your sand needs cleaning theres something wrong
1) not enough flow
2) you are over feeding
3) both 1 + 2
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I don't have live rock and I only feed twice a day

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I don't have live rock and I only feed twice a day

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Freshwater tank? you probably dont have to feed that often. at least once a day.
for cleaning the sand you can try agitating the sand to let the muck settle on top, then if your using a siphon (python or similar) just hover your cleaner 1 to 2 inches away, the muck should just lift up and get sucked out. its inevitable that you will loose a little sand, so have some spare to replace
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Yes freshwater and I do use a siphon but the problem is most are designed for gravel use so it didn't get enough vacuum effect and didn't pull the waste up but found a solution pulled that large diameter tube off and put on a 1/2 in pvc works great

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In between pwc I use a turkey baster to get junk off of the bottom.
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