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SuperDupe 01-10-2008 12:07 PM

How to rinse Tahitian Moon Sand
 
I'm planning on getting some Tahitian moon sand for my aquarium. How do I go about rinsing it off before putting it in the aquarium? For gravel I always used a spaghetti strainer but wouldn't that let too much sand through?

fish_4_all 01-10-2008 12:31 PM

I just rinsed some really small gravel and what worked best for me was to use a cake pan so I can stir it up and let a lot of water go through. Putting a hose in a 5 gallon bucket and letting it flow from the bottom up through the sand is supposed to work well too.

SuperDupe 01-10-2008 01:00 PM

Ah that bucket idea sounds good. Any idea how long to let the water run or just let it go until the water coming out the top looks clear?

fish_4_all 01-10-2008 02:24 PM

Just run until it is clear, make sure you stir it up some also to make sure that all the sand is rotating and getting rinsed.


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