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ghosty 03-24-2009 10:20 AM

cleaning sand tanks
 
hey just wondering how everyone cleans there sand tanks...i just skim the surface of the sand then just suck out the rest of the water.

JohnnyD44 03-24-2009 10:32 AM

thats how I do it, I'm sure of any other way you can do it with sand....

1077 03-24-2009 10:42 AM

That's how I do it as well. Then after I have sucked up all the poop,etc, I take either a plastic fork or my fingers and sift through the sand to make sure there are no air pockets or dead areas where gases or air could collect. Some say that unless sand is three inches deep or deeper, that it's not necessary but I don't chance it.

ghosty 03-24-2009 12:55 PM

awesome thanks

JohnnyD44 03-24-2009 09:22 PM

oh yeah!! forgot all about that 1077. yeah make sure you go along and pretty much rake the sand as well as your can


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