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MegK 10-10-2007 04:22 PM

sand
 
kay guys, how do u deal with these

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...ypad/stuff.jpg

tiny air bubbles wrapped in sand?

Amphitrite 10-10-2007 06:01 PM

Hmm, I've never seen anything like this before. Where are the bubbles coming from.. do you have an airstone in the tank?

I think what I'd probably do is rake through the sand using a plastic fork.

MegK 10-10-2007 06:10 PM

the sand was just placed in... its weird the more i move the sand they make more or sometimes less..idk its weird. u think is lethal to the fish?

Elahrairah 10-10-2007 06:25 PM

If you just put the sand in, was it wet first (meaning, did you rinse it)? I assume you got sand approved for tank use.

It looks like the grains have not "wetted" properly, trapping air through the surface tension of the water...weird you say sometimes it gets worse when you mix it up...perhaps some sort of static cling...do like kateyoup says and rake it. If that doesn't work, try a metal fork

If nothing else works, take it out, put in a bucket with water and mix the heck out of it...

MegK 10-10-2007 06:45 PM

thats what i did before (mixing like a mad man) and then again in the tank.

rabble.

Amphitrite 10-10-2007 06:59 PM

Where did you get the sand Meg?

MegK 10-10-2007 08:13 PM

big als. it was called ultra reef, and it said it was safe for fresh and salt water!

GregV 10-10-2007 09:02 PM

is there water in the sand in that photo, i just dumped my sand in my tank and added water and it smoothed out real nice.

MegK 10-10-2007 09:09 PM

see i did that too but i got bubbles! its ok its starting to clear now :)


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