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    0 Not allowed!
    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

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    0 Not allowed!
    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

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    Nov 2010
    East Lansing, Michigan, USA

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    Thanks for the comfort. :) - Mrs.JayMay23 time for new stock? - Lady Hobbs fishie, fishie in the sea - Lady Hobbs more fish - Lady Hobbs smarty-pants! - Brhino 
    thanks for the help - genocidex for your good info on ugfs - fishmommie 


    0 Not allowed!
    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.

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