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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 12:03 AM
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Absolutely rinse dry sand or us this method which I found works well. I filled tank about three-quarters with water, first. Do not, however, rinse CaribSea sand.

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Why not rinse CaribSea sand? The one and only time I didn't I had cloudy water for weeks. Once the water cleared my filter medium needed to be rinsed weekly due to the sediment, and everything in the tank was constantly coated with a layer of sediment.

This is the one I get and the instructions say to rinse it. https://www.chewy.com/caribsea-super...gold/dp/174175
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I have only used Tahitian Moon and it is already wet. Instructions do say to rinse but I never have needed to do so. I add it and then pour the water into a bowl I set on the substrate. It comes with a clarifying solution that I add, too.

I figured all of the SuperNaturals were the same. That is what I get for assuming, isn't it? Thank you for correcting me. I appreciate it.

BTW, next time try that bottle method. Worked like a charm for me when I was using dry sand.

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I just went through this with fluorite natural. I did wash it but not enough. You have to rinse it. A lot. Like a lot.
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