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post #11 of 21 Old 09-05-2009, 04:22 PM
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Ya I dont expect it to settle so fast...but it was still cloudy after sitting in the bucket over night after all those washes on just ~1g of sand
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post #12 of 21 Old 09-05-2009, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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not sure what to tell ya man i mean i didi it about 10-20 times and even took a pic of the result as you can see clear water. are you letting it sit too long after you stir it? you slowly pour out the water as soon as you feel sand start to gather at the bottom.
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post #13 of 21 Old 09-05-2009, 04:39 PM
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At first I was slowly pouring it out after 30 sec or so, then started pouring it out after 10-15 sec to try to get rid of anything that might stay suspended in the water. Maybe I just got a crapy bag of sand. I see your sand looks mostly tan, mine is tan with lots of black looking sand too. Its a 50lbs bag from lowes (play sand).
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post #14 of 21 Old 09-05-2009, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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that sucks man :/ i mean at worst your tank will be cloudy for prob like a day or so if your movin it around and stuff. i mean with a filter on there thatll help with the floaties too. just remember when you service your filter unplug it first before you remove the cartridge so nothing gets disturbed and pumped back in ur tank.
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post #15 of 21 Old 09-06-2009, 08:27 AM
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I did this yesterday with some crushed coral, thanks to the help of MXS. It took like 25 minutes to clean 30 lbs of Aragonite. I got it for 10 bucks second hand which is a pretty good price. I did the same thing that was described in this post. It worked pretty well but took FOREVER!

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post #16 of 21 Old 09-07-2009, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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thats the only thing that kinda sucks about this, it does take FOREVER!!! but if you want results stay on it ;)
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post #17 of 21 Old 09-24-2009, 11:38 PM
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thats awesome
you didnt use a lot at all!
hmm i might try this :)
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post #18 of 21 Old 09-25-2009, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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it works wonders look at my tank the sand i cleaned here is what is currently in the tank now.
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post #19 of 21 Old 09-25-2009, 03:24 AM
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how come it looks like sand not all muddy and brown?
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post #20 of 21 Old 09-25-2009, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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because it was properly washed.
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