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Trill the man
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PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)12:44    Post subject: Sand maintenance Reply with quote

How would I go abou cleaning sand? Wouldn't a vac' just suck it up?
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Irons
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PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)13:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

You generally sphyon with hose just far enough away to pick up the debris and leave the sand. It takes a little skill and testing to get it right. Some cleaning animals, like ghost shrimp, would help as well.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)14:08    Post subject: Re: Sand maintenance Reply with quote

the_proff wrote:
How would I go about cleaning sand? Wouldn't a vac' just suck it up?


I have found that surprisingly it doesn't. I use a python and just plung it right down in the sand. You get more of a swirl of loose material than you get with gravel, but you can control it pretty well. If you need to, pinch the hose and stop the water flow, all of the sand falls right out of the vacuum.
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Trill the man
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PostPosted: 2003.08.26(Tue)5:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, thank you. I suppose I will have to practoce before I add any fish Smile .

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