Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-25-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Lippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Washing out

I was just wondering if anyone had any unique ways or idea's on wasing gravel of sand before using it in your tank?
__________________

__________________
190 bow front
55 gal. x2 75gal. small fish room
1100 gal. indoor pond
35000 gal. outdoor pond
Lippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jwh0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 5,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lippy View Post
I was just wondering if anyone had any unique ways or idea's on wasing gravel of sand before using it in your tank?
Wash it until the water runs clear. For gravel I use a huge strainer. For sand I use a 5g bucket
__________________

__________________
Fluffy's History!
jwh0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 11:38 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Lippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwh0818 View Post
Wash it until the water runs clear. For gravel I use a huge strainer. For sand I use a 5g bucket
I know when its clean. I was just looking for some cool ideas on any unique ways people have come up with, like bubble washing or any king of equipment they my have come up with to do it?
__________________
190 bow front
55 gal. x2 75gal. small fish room
1100 gal. indoor pond
35000 gal. outdoor pond
Lippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 11:45 PM   #4
Lt.
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Lt.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wasilla AK
Posts: 808
Instead of stirring sand by hand, using a drill and large drill bit my help.
__________________
Whenever I watch the News, no matter what network it is, i'm like:
Lt. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 12:24 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Lippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
O.K. so I got a wild hair and let my mind go. I started with a 5 gal bucket and my drill. I drilled hundreds of 1/16 inch holes in the bottom. Filled the bucket up with the gravel I was going to wash. set the bucket on 2 racing stands and let the hose go. I wasn't liking the water flow so I filled up another 5gal bucket and dumped it in. That was the result I was looking for. It flooded the rock and washed it out in just 4 flooding.

So I had some black sand to wash. I thought quickly and grabbed a pillow case and put it in the bucket (knowing I needed something to keep the sand from draining out) I used the same flooding method and my sand was.clean in 6 floodings.


__________________
190 bow front
55 gal. x2 75gal. small fish room
1100 gal. indoor pond
35000 gal. outdoor pond
Lippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 12:27 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Lippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Video sand bucket wash

__________________
190 bow front
55 gal. x2 75gal. small fish room
1100 gal. indoor pond
35000 gal. outdoor pond
Lippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 04:34 AM   #7
Lt.
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Lt.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wasilla AK
Posts: 808
That's a video of your process? So the idea is that by quickly flooding it, you get all the light crappy stuff you don't want to overflow out?
__________________
Whenever I watch the News, no matter what network it is, i'm like:
Lt. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 10:11 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Lippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Well kinda. It filtered all down und out for the most part. But if I flooded it to overflow the bucket it would have. I was pretty happy with how clean the sand was to start with though.
__________________

__________________
190 bow front
55 gal. x2 75gal. small fish room
1100 gal. indoor pond
35000 gal. outdoor pond
Lippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.