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If you want extremely clean-looking light colored sand, it will take some effort. There's no magic formula to it. Plan on vacuuming debris and feces from it during your regular water changes. It will eventually become discolored from algae anyways. When this happens use a narrow hose (higher suction) to vacuum off the discolored sand. Replace with fresh clean sand as necessary.

This probably isn't what you're hoping to hear, but if you have lights that grow plants you will have to deal with some level of algae and substrate discoloration. A pristine light-colored substrate takes work. If you don't want to fight it, use a darker substrate.
 
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