08-06-2012, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by eaturbyfill
Today, I bought some play sand.. but I'm having trouble getting it clean. I bought one of those larger toy buckets with a shovel (so I'd know nothing else had been in it) and I keep rinsing.. but the water still isn't clear! I washed my bucket of sand so many times. Someone suggested a water hose would be easier, but we don't have one.. Help?
I basically answered this in post #14 above. But if you do small amounts (say 3 measuring cups) and rinse it 6 times, it will be clean enough. Then when it is all i the tank, add about 5-6 inches of water and then siphon that all out; this removes a lot of the upper dirt.