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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-05-2020, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question for pool filter sand users

I have never used pool filter sand before but I am going to use it mixed with BDBS in my 75 . My question is when you wash it does it come clean easily ? When I washed it this afternoon the water just got dirty again if I agitated or stirred the sand . Is this normal ? Will it make the tank cloudy when I fill it ? Thanks in advance .

My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .
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In my experience it cleans quickly. I usually put it in a 5gal bucket, put the garden hose in bucket and turn it on (not all the way). Ill stir it up and pretty quickly the water will run clear. Add to tank. May get a slight cloudyness and I do mean slight, very slight. Itll clear up quickly. That is if its washed first.
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Thanks Quint . I rinsed it and put it in the tank today and it didn't cloud the tank at all .

My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .
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