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Re: Flourite is dirty stuff.

David wrote:

>      I had half of it in the tank before I discovered that it will eventually
> rinse clean.  Just put about 3 pounds at a time in a bucket, angle the
> bucket, and run the hose on it until it runs clear.  Plan on spending hours.

I found a faster method my last time around.  I got a large square piece of 
screen material.   I used some fishing line to connect three of the corners 
together.   Then I pour in about 1/4 to 1/3 of a bag of flourite, then fold
the last corner up with the others.   This makes a basket.  Because it's
screen, the small dust and such just washes right away.   I actually collected
the stuff that came off, and ended up with a pound or so of VERY nice sand. 
I haven't figured out what to do with it yet, but it was too nice looking
to let go down the drain.

Chuck Gadd