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So i messed up and got confused on how to rinse sand so i dumped all i had in my tank and took the rest in the bag and poured all in and now my water is terrible and i got debre floating everywhere. Try to drain water but it os taking forever. I am so confused and frusterated i just wanna quit. Please help me as i will VERY MUCH appreciate it.
 

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Relax, your tank will be fine! Give it some time for the sand to settle, it’s not going to hurt anything.
 

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how big is the tank? if you can, drain it and take it outside and rinse the sand in the tank with a hose. use your hand to wish it around. dump water out, rinse and repeat until it's clear. or you can do it in/by the sink.

if the tank's too big, then i guess you just have to let it settle. or use a gravel vacuum?
 
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midna said:
how big is the tank? if you can, drain it and take it outside and rinse the sand in the tank with a hose. use your hand to wish it around. dump water out, rinse and repeat until it's clear. or you can do it in/by the sink.

if the tank's too big, then i guess you just have to let it settle. or use a gravel vacuum?
It is to big. 29g. If i let it settle will it contain anything harmful to fish?! How long will it take to settle?! Do i just fill it up all the way?!
 

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BettaFishKeeper4302 said:
So i messed up and got confused on how to rinse sand so i dumped all i had in my tank and took the rest in the bag and poured all in and now my water is terrible and i got debre floating everywhere. Try to drain water but it os taking forever. I am so confused and frusterated i just wanna quit. Please help me as i will VERY MUCH appreciate it.
Honestly I have never rinsed any sand I have used. The filter and water changes will remove any debris.
 
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So just fill my tank up all the way and let it settle?! Then when it has settled set up my filter and let it run?!
 

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Hello! What you are seeing is some floating bits of sand, which is normal
Are you using Imagitarium sand? I would just wait for it to settle, run your filters with polyfil to help clear it up.
 

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No, fill it up, and turn your filter on so it can help remove debris. Nothings gunna happen, it’ll settle.
 
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Fanatic said:
Hello! What you are seeing is some floating bits of sand, which is normal
Are you using Imagitarium sand? I would just wait for it to settle, run your filters with polyfil to help clear it up.
Yes it is imagitarium. Is the polyfil what comes with the filter?
 

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BettaFishKeeper4302 said:
Yes it is imagitarium. Is the polyfil what comes with the filter?
Yeah, that's what I get too I just remove it or poke it down.
No, that's just a cartridge, you'll need some filter fiber if you really want to speed things up.

I always find that black sand makes your cartridge black when it's settling.
 
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So i just added sand to my fish tank and i have floating sand on the surface. How long will it take to sink? Will it sink? I am going to be on a trip for four days. Will i see no sand on the surface when i get back? There are currently no fish in the tank and won't be till i get back.
 

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When I had that happen, all I did was smack it with a flat hand and it would sink. I'm assuming you mean floating on top of the surface, not suspended in the water?
 
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CraniumRex said:
When I had that happen, all I did was smack it with a flat hand and it would sink. I'm assuming you mean floating on top of the surface, not suspended in the water?
Yes
 

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BettaFishKeeper4302 said:
Wow love being completley abandoned..
You aren't abandoned.
If I recall correctly, you made another post with this exact topic.
You've already gotten sufficient posts there.
 
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Fanatic said:
You aren't abandoned.
If I recall correctly, you made another post with this exact topic.
You've already gotten sufficient posts there.
Well i have some sand still floating. It has not settled like it sopposed to.
 

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BettaFishKeeper4302 said:
Well i have some sand still floating. It has not settled like it sopposed to.
You were instructed to remove it by hand or pat it down to sink it.
That's what works for me, and nothing became of it.
 
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