Giving up on SMS Black
After 3 hours washing 1 50# bag of SMS, only to find it cloud the water just by toughing it, I decided to scoop out about a quart of it and try rinsing it some more. I went though 15 rinses ( fill container, swish hand trough SMS, dump dirty water, repeat ). It never seem to get any cleaner. I dont know if rubbing the SMS around with my hand was causing more dust, or what. So, I went out tonight and bought 150# of the smallest sized gravel I could find ( at Meijers, a big box store ). $14 per 25# bag, but made for aquariums and not much dust seen looking through the bag. Its a clay brown, so will make the tank look more natual, which was my plan before I got side tracked with the black SMS.
PS: Got 4 full bags SMS black, cheap to who whats it...LOL
PPS: I was able to also pick up 5 Panda cories while I was there. Sales guy said they were supposed to be $8.39 ea,. but sense they were in the wrong tank, I get them for $4.99 ( price for the green cories ). They are resting in my established 55, but will go in my 110 once it has cycled.