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Old 07-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Floating sand

How long does it usually take for sand to settle in a tank, it is getting into my filter and stopping it. For now I had added a sponge filter to the inlet side of the filter to stop it which seems to work well right now.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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It seems you didn't wash the sand enough. This step is so important as it gets rid of that sand that floats. I would suggest a 70% water change, refill it but use a plate or bowl and pour the water onto that. It keeps turbulence to a minimum. Then I would add some filter loss(polyfil) to your filter. This will catch any small or fine sand. You can then just remove it and dump it. It will also clear any clouding in hours. With sand, I would also suggest using floss continuously.
For the results it can give, check out my thread on it;
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ss-269786.html
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