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    What you need:
    Pool Filter Sand
    5 Gallon Bucket
    Water Hose with Jet Spray nozel on the end.

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    Fill the bucket with water from the hose.. Be sure to heavily stir the sand up in the bucket as you spray the water in.


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    Now tip the bucket and let all of the dirty water out. Stop when sand starts to poor out. Do not let the water settle after you feel the bucket.
    Keep repeating this until the water is clear! It will take a minimum of 10 times.


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    When you are done this is what the water should look like:


    You have now removed the things that will cloud up your water from the filter sand. The amount cleaned is enough to do a 15 gallon tank.


    Here's the tank 1 day after sand was added.

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    Very nice, that is exactly how I do mine and the sand is just beautiful eh?

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    thanks for that verbosity... i will have to try that if i do change to sand.

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    I wonder would pool filter sand be ok in a marine application?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gem
    I wonder would pool filter sand be ok in a marine application?
    Pool Filter sand will not support life like live sand..

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    Because the pool filter sand isn't live sand. It "will" eventually become live sand after it is mixed with a little over time. I use that as a base in mine and then add a smaller amount of live sand. I guarantee you if you come look you would think it's all live sand.

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