Washing 100 lbs of sand.....

Discussion in 'Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand' started by Jaysee, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I'm about to start washing the sand for the 90 gallon. Of course it's really windy and miserable here, so I'll be washing it in the tub :(

    I'm going to attempt to add the sand without removing the fish or the water (filters will be off).
  2. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Good luck! You definitely have your work set out for you, but we're wishing you the best results possible:)

  3. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Nevermind.....in the back of my mind, I was worried it was too good to be true. That sand I got is FILTHY.

  4. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Oh, No! I'm so sorry. I have no sand experience, so I'm clueless.

  5. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    It might wash clean eventually, but that's a lot of sand to eventually get clean, and a lot of wasted water.
  6. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    I just washed 40lbs this week...goodluck with 100 ! LOL (mine wasnt dirty at all though thank god!)
  7. ldbrown3138Valued MemberMember

    Get your sand from a pool supply place. Buy the filter sand, it is pre-washed.
  8. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Im looking for white sand. i have cream/tan color PFS in a few of my tanks. i want variety..

    most places in my area wont start stocking pool supplies for another month.
  9. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    I got the Caribbean sea super natural white sand and I only washed for a few mins and tank was clear over night....but for 100lbs , that might be a bit much :( no pool places open here either and I couldnt wait
  10. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

    Wow 100lbs get a 24 and some friends over lol
  11. navyscubaWell Known MemberMember

  12. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    can you get yours really white there? I asked a buddy and it looked a bit off white/tan here :(
  13. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I have the super natural white sand (I think it's called moonlight sand). I like it, but it's $$$
  14. navyscubaWell Known MemberMember

    Nope is like yellowish when it gets wet but the Play sand is super white here.

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