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On Sun, 18 May 1997 03:39:10 -0400 (EDT), Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
>> On another, related subject, how do you go about washing sand?
> I use water, pH is not important and no soap.
>> I have just put some in 1/2 of my "experimental" tank, a 24", and it
>> took about four hours, and heaven knows how much water to wash this
>> tiny quantity so that no "dust" was in suspension. Is there a n easy
Its fairly easy to wash sand. Put about 3 inches at the bottom of a
round bucket. Add lots of water. Use your hand and get sand and water
spinning. Wait a few seconds and drain the water. The heavy sand will
settle quickly, the dust and fine sand goes out with the water. Doing
this three times per batch produces clean sand.
Ed Tomlinson (tomlins at cam_org)
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