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post #11 of 17 Old 07-23-2012, 04:09 PM
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Hmmm... might try this out soon but with a much larger bottle xD
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post #12 of 17 Old 07-23-2012, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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The benifit is you dont cloud the water as much( which is good for the fish) and for those who dont have access to yard or hose to rinse sand outside. I'm not sure how long it would take to do a whole tank which is what I will find out soon with a 40gallon tank. I wonder if this method cleans sand better as well.
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post #13 of 17 Old 07-23-2012, 04:25 PM
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Hmmm... might try this out soon but with a much larger bottle xD
I think the bottle size is critical to this working. At least, the mouth has to be quite narrow so the sand comes out very slowly, giving the dirt time to float and not come out with the sand.

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I think the bottle size is critical to this working. At least, the mouth has to be quite narrow so the sand comes out very slowly, giving the dirt time to float and not come out with the sand.
I was going to use a 2 liter bottle. The one in the video looked alot smaller to my eyes.
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post #15 of 17 Old 07-29-2012, 08:54 PM
i cleaned 150 lbs of sand in about 3 hrs.even if you do not have a hose you do have a bath tub.just a 5 gallon pale and the spout from the tub for water.when i put the sand in the tank it wasn't even cloudy.
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post #16 of 17 Old 07-29-2012, 08:59 PM
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The fallacy of this method is that it assumes that the sand has been adequately cleaned just because it didn't cloud the water.


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i cleaned 150 lbs of sand in about 3 hrs.even if you do not have a hose you do have a bath tub.just a 5 gallon pale and the spout from the tub for water.when i put the sand in the tank it wasn't even cloudy.
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