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Old 09-11-2021, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question To rinse Live sand or to Not?

1st Tank here and a rookie to boot!

25 gal. tank, two 20lb. bags of Caribsea Live Coral sand, Fiji Pink.
I know this has been covered in older post, but I wanted a current census from the experience in this forum.

On the bag it says not to rinse, I see various opinions on whether to rinse live sand or not......that you wash the bacteria out....does anyone know the truth?

I have well water so no chlorine. I see the bags actually have a good bit of water in them......I can see it. Not sure if I want that in the new tank? Won't be putting this all together for about 5 more days.

I see advice saying everything from 0 rinses to 1 rinse to several rinses?
I'm in no hurry so if its cloudy for a few days is ok.......but I don't want to be doing a bad thing by not rinsing.....

Confused a little here....LOL .....anymore opinions? 😂

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Iíve never rinsed the sand before putting it in the tank. Idk how viable the ďliveĒ part of live sand is honestly. But like I said Iíve never rinsed it.
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