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animaladam
10/31/2009, 01:19 PM
Starting my my new tank and just brought 6 bags of sand. Whats the best way to get all the dust and crap out befor putting it into my tank. Thanks.

Aristarchus
10/31/2009, 01:24 PM
I would put it in a 5 gallon bucket and slowly add water until it overflows. Keep stirring the sand up and it should filter out the dust. Good luck :)

LoyalConvict
10/31/2009, 01:31 PM
I would put it in a 5 gallon bucket and slowly add water until it overflows. Keep stirring the sand up and it should filter out the dust. Good luck :)


+1 but only fill up the bucket 1/4 of the way other wise its a pain.

superman100
10/31/2009, 01:46 PM
this is hard work. I've done it a couple of times.

Mouse
10/31/2009, 11:36 PM
I get to do this soon, was thinking of pouring the sand from 1 bucket to the other slowly and letting the wind/breeze take most of the dust out before using the water.