Washing 100 lbs of sand.....

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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).
 

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Good luck! You definitely have your work set out for you, but we're wishing you the best results possible
 
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Nevermind.....in the back of my mind, I was worried it was too good to be true. That sand I got is FILTHY.
 

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Oh, No! I'm so sorry. I have no sand experience, so I'm clueless.
 
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It might wash clean eventually, but that's a lot of sand to eventually get clean, and a lot of wasted water.
 

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I just washed 40lbs this week...goodluck with 100 ! LOL (mine wasn't dirty at all though thank god!)
 

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Get your sand from a pool supply place. Buy the filter sand, it is pre-washed.
 
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I'm looking for white sand. I have cream/tan color PFS in a few of my tanks. I want variety..

most places in my area won't start stocking pool supplies for another month.
 

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Jaysee said:
I'm looking for white sand. I have cream/tan color PFS in a few of my tanks. I want variety..

most places in my area won't start stocking pool supplies for another month.
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
 

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Wow 100lbs get a 24 and some friends over lol
 

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

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navyscuba said:
I just use construction sand and works for me. Never been able to find pool filter sand.
can you get yours really white there? I asked a buddy and it looked a bit off white/tan here
 
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I have the super natural white sand (I think it's called moonlight sand). I like it, but it's $$$
 

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Shawnie said:
can you get yours really white there? I asked a buddy and it looked a bit off white/tan here
Nope is like yellowish when it gets wet but the Play sand is super white here.
 
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