04-17-2011, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by WashingtonCowgirl
I just bought 100 pounds of playsand to put in my various tanks, but I can't figure out how in the heck to rinse it! Help! :)
Washing sand can feel like forever, and you will feel like you're using up all the water available. I rinsed sand in a large bucket with hose, only to get out the initial dirt. Than I did small increments in my washtub, and rinsed and rinsed and rinsed. I read on a post here, wash until the water runs clear and than wash 10 more times. I did basically that, but it paid off, my water was clear from the beginning. Experience gives you the hang of it - you begin to see how the water will get "clear" you should be able to see the sand through clear water after just 3 seconds or so of the sand "sitting". It's lots of work. I'd hesitate doing it again, unless for a small tank. Have fun!!