Oh! Sparkyjoe, that sounds similar to what I did when I had CaribSea Moonlight sand. Used a huge drop cloth and rinsed it that way. By the way, unless you need ultra fine sand, don't use that stuff. It's like powder and it'll clog everything in sight.
Sparky, whatcha need? I think between the two of us, Shirley and I could open an aquarium equipment shop.
Well I'm off for the night. Getting some rest. I have water changes to do in 7 tanks tomorrow and a house to clean! Ahh the joy of the common house wife/student/aquarist. I will post a pic of the tank progress tomorrow and maybe you guys can tell me if I should have more sand or not. night night all.
I know I have one more betta male I would love to get (really want a marble!), plus I keep dreaming about either a sorority or a rainbow fish/habrosus cory/cherry shrimp tank. But, I'm currently on medical leave, not sure what my future looks like financially, so splurging on tanks is a challenge. I keep finding the perfect tanks on Craigslist but they want almost as much as new, which is nuts. I actually still have hopes that the 12 gallon Eclipse for $25 is gonna work out.
Oh my gosh, I can't believe this listing I just found on Craigslist...
"29 Gallon Glass, 10 Gallon Glass, 10 Gallon curved Acrylic, 5 Gallon Glass........Moving and dont want to store or move.....I have the lids and light systems for the 29 Gallon and curved Acrylic (The most difficult to get and most expensive)...parts and pieces for 2 filters, new filter bags and carbon, loose carbon for filling the filters, too many chemicals to list, food for a very long time, some gravel decorations, tank scrubber, tank vacuum, 2 heaters, 3 air pumps, about 25 feet of air tubing, was using the larger tank to rescue goldfish when people moved......Too many items to list......A new 29 gallon kit with filters and lighting is 110 to 160........I would like to get 150 for everything....Thats all 4 tanks and all the supplies.......I am moving after next weekend...would like it to be gone so I dont have to send it to storage...take a look at it and make me an offer."
4 tanks a a ton of supplies for $150 oh, and it's just a few miles from my house. Ahhhhhhhh! Being sick STINKS!!
I know, right?!?! I'm seriously thinking about asking my BF what he thinks. I *did* just get my tax return that I haven't touched, but I'm afraid to use it because I don't know what my pay will be over the next few months. Sigh.