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Old 07-25-2010, 05:29 PM   #11 
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:32 PM   #12 
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lol i was just wondering because i wanted to know which is less messier
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:37 PM   #13 
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It depends really, I had no choice but to leave the fish and water in the tank because I was changing gravel to sand so I had a little bit of water and then added the sand but as I didn't have anything else in the tank I just poured water straight in to the and then re-arranged the sand, what you can do is put the sand bag or a plate on top of the sand and pour the water onto that, make sure your filter is switched off before you add sand and leave it off until the sand has settled :)

Am I making any sense? because I feel like that was just rambling lol
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no no you make sense because the filter will suck up a lot of sand:) i understand!!
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:59 PM   #15 
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I've put the sand first and I've removed gravle and replaced it with sand in a tank that's been going for a year. So I've done it both ways. I ran all the fish to one side and then dumped all the sand in then spread it out. On my new tank I had put the sand and everything in then water. Both ways are fine....
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I have had no problems with my filter clogging with sand though and I don't bother waiting for the sand to settle, cause I'm impatient lol An easier way to add the water back to the tank after a water change is siphon it back in, use the airline from the gravel cleaner, put the bucket up higher than the tank and then suck it through :)
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I have had no problems with my filter clogging with sand though and I don't bother waiting for the sand to settle, cause I'm impatient lol
haha your funny but im very impatient too:P
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