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    Grrrrr SOUTHDOWN .....

    How do you properly rinse southdown!!!
    I just added about a litre of it to replace some lost sand in my sand bed and my whole tank is white again, i rinsed it for like 2 hrs by running cold water on it.
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    I don't even bother rinsing southdown. Some of the particles never get rinsed out.
    Just wait it out. It shouldn't be too bad.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    last time my tank was this white it took over a week to clear, but i added awhole bag, so 1 liter shouldn't be too bad, i just can't see anything in my tank
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    yep, you'lll have to wait out the storm. bacteria will soon weigh it down

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    Hopefully, i'm just hoping what happened last time wont' happen again but i think its actually clearing up allready lol
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    Do you have a sump? when I am adding SD to my tank, I put it into containers. I then scoop tank water into the containers (shallow works better) and then I let them sit in the sump. Leave them there for a week, and then pour them into the tank. It will cloud up for a bit, but settles much faster since it has been in the water, and the bacteria has started to live on it.
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    When I add new sand to the tank I put it in a container with some tank water (just enough to cover the sand) and then put a lid on it. I don't actually latch the lid on, just hold it in place so nothing gets out. THen I lower it to the bottom , tip it on its side, and slowly release the sand directly on to the bottom. A small cloud will blow up, but it settles within a couple of hours.
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    Ok cool, thanks for the good ideas!
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