Washing 100 lbs of sand.....

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

  1. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    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. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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




  4. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    I just washed 40lbs this week...goodluck with 100 ! LOL (mine wasnt dirty at all though thank god!)
     
  7. ldbrown3138

    ldbrown3138 Valued Member Member

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

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    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. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    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. t

    trailblazer295 Well Known Member Member

    Wow 100lbs get a 24 and some friends over lol
     
  11. navyscuba

    navyscuba Well Known Member Member

    I just use construction sand and works for me. Never been able to find pool filter sand.
     
  12. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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

    navyscuba Well Known Member Member

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




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