Sand - How Long Till It Settles?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by sheehanje, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. sheehanje

    sheehanjeValued MemberMember

    I am moving my Crayfish from a 10 gallon to a 20 long - I decided to switch from Gravel to sand in this tank. I rinsed the sand until I thought it was clear - but after adding to the tank and pouring in the water, it's still very cloudy (milky like). How long till this settles and is it ok to run the filter? I don't want to lose my BB in it.

    Finally - I'm holding the crayfish in a 5 gallon bucket temporarily with an airstone, how long can he stay in there?
  2. kayla.s

    kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, run the filter. It'll take about 4-6 hours, or it did for me at least!
  3. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Usually takes a couple of hours to settle. After a day or so it should be fully clear.
    It's fine to turn on the filter.
    I would just put him in the tank.
  4. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_AroundWell Known MemberMember

    The sand/cloudiness won't harm the filter or the Cray. You can turn on the filter and add him right away
  5. mclemente06

    mclemente06Valued MemberMember

    It depends on the sand, my CaribSea Aragonite sand took 2 days to settle after being rinsed, filter on, although it usually only takes a few hours.

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