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Thread: Which Turface to use
12-12-2012, 05:42 PM #11
I'll probably end up just either rinsing it in a pillow case, or in a 5 gallon bucket
Was just saying that I have heard not everyone cleans the stuff. I expect the water to cloud up some no matter how clean it is, just the nature of working with clay
12-13-2012, 12:35 PM #12
Ended up rinsing, however I rinsed for probably 5 hours (40lbs) and every time I stirred it up some I'd get more cloudiness, I think I got the most of it, so i gave up at midnight and will be placing it tonight, hopefully without any bad effects
12-13-2012, 10:57 PM #13
Don't worry about some cloudiness. This stuff is a calcined or fired clay product. Simply moving it around causes it to abrade.
Rinse a bit if you wish. Put it in the tank. Add water from the bottom up, or have the hose splash onto a dinner size plate and slowly fill the tank. It will cloud in any event.
Wait a day.
Presuming you'll be using an HOB or canister, fill the media area with only filter floss. After a few hours the water will be sparkling. Don't worry, it will cloud up again when you plant into it . ;-) After you cycle the tank, the dust will have soaked up enough water that it won't cloud up much if you don't disturb it a lot.