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Sand

9 years 4 months ago #31095 by Vipertek
Replied by Vipertek on topic Sand
Run a diatom on it for 24 hours

Something fishy around here

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9 years 8 months ago #30381 by BCParker
Replied by BCParker on topic Sand
I gave up after about 12 hours.


Going to do plants instead of fish that like sand.

Plus I can use an undergravel filter.

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9 years 8 months ago #30374 by BoilerFan
Replied by BoilerFan on topic Sand
Water changes will help, but will stir it up some too.  Overall it will get better faster though.  I remember being frustrated for a couple days when I switched my 75 over from gravel, but it eventually settles out and clears up.

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9 years 8 months ago #30372 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic Sand
I really sounds like it was cleanned enough, but it will definitely settle.  I second doing a couple 100% water changes.

Not checked for facts.

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9 years 8 months ago #30369 by dragonkeeper
Replied by dragonkeeper on topic Sand
It could take a day to settle. Especially is there is some current in the tank.

Honestly I would do a couple of 100% water changes to clean the sand some more.

It won't scratch the tank on it's own but if it gets caught between something and the glass it will scratch then.

Sand will ruin an impeller if it gets inside of it.

DragonKeeper
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9 years 8 months ago #30368 by BCParker
Sand was created by BCParker
How do you keep your sand on the bottom of the tank?

I got a 40 pound bag of pool filter sand,  rinsed it for a good twenty minutes, water seemed clear,  added to new 29 gallon tank, filled with water.  It's looked like a milkshake for the last 6 hours.

will this stuff ever settle down or should I just go back to gravel?

Also, does sand end up scratching up the glass?  how about the plastic impeller in a power filter?



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