Washing Aragonite????

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by wade jooste, 18 Jan 2011.

  1. wade jooste

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    Hey Guyz

    just want to add Fuji Pink aragonite to NEW DT...is it neccesary to wash it like they wash REGGIes play sand or is it clean?
     
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  3. Sentari

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    Yes you need to wash aragonite. Just once to get rid of anything that might have been collecting while it has been standing.
     
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    No washing.
     
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    Really? You guys wash your sand? It should be ready for the aquarium. No?
     
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    AT R650 a bg the LEAST they could have done was washed it....DAMN
     
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    this is africa, everything here is dangerous :)
     
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    Its really just to take out the fine powder created by the internal particle abrasion during filling and transportation processes.
     
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    Well if you dont rinse your new aragonite your DT water will be cloudy for a day or two.But other than that there is no need to wash it.
     
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    Im with Dallas on this one :thumbup: being Africa and all nothing supprises me anymore, always better safe than sorry:yeahdude:
     
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    And if it is Live no washing? Or am I wrong?
     
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    yes no washing
     
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    Do you wash it with RO water?
     
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    I put a plastic garbage bag down on the sand before I fill the tank, otherwise my tanks would also be cloudy for a few days.
     
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    Honestly i wouldnt take the chance in not washing it. Even if they said they've washed it.
     
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    I've never washed sand that was packaged for a marine tank. Play sand, yes, I've washed....for several hours! I've never had a problem with either, and I've had many tanks, to many to remember.
     
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    I never washed it either...
     
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    dont wash! no need to because your skimmer will pull out whatever is kicked into suspension .
     
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    Let's just correct any confusion here.

    Playsand - wash decently

    Caribsea arag-alive - DO NOT WASH as it is ready for use

    Normal aragonite - wash if previously used, don't wash if pre-packed and imported.

    Most aragonite is sealed and vacuum packed anyway, so why wash?
     
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    +1
     
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    Poor Wade! His 11th post, and look what we've done to him!
     
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