09-23-2010, 10:11 PM
| || | Argonite sand bad advice?
So I bought some sand from a petco and the brains at petco told me "Do not wash it, just dump it in" so i did just that and i now have a solid white tank.
After 48 hours I performed 4 70% water changes and the tank is clear enough to see through to the back of the tank but it still looks milky and green spots are forming in the sand (*Sign of cycle?*)
Ill wait a few more days before i put my loaches in there BUT will the tank go milky every time a fish digs around in it? - because i did not wash it? Should i drain the water and start over?
Also I was reviewing was to wash the sand for my 2nd tank and i read that an easy way is to use a pillow case and place a tiny amount a sand in it and run water through it til clear, That sounds riddiculously easy! But does it work?
Thanks for reading!