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Sand floating after 3 days.

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I bought some black aquarium sand for a new 55 gallon, washed it well, but it floats. 3 days worth of stirring sifting and vacuuming to remove floating sand. I'm getting fish tomorrow. I have Bio Spira, but, I'm afraid to start the new HOB filter, because the sand might ruin it. Any suggestions?
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Does it all float or just some of it? You could try making a net out of some pantyhose or other fine mesh and try to scoop all the floating bits out... I'd get rid of the floating sand before getting fish, if it were me.

-Rick (the armchair aquarist)
Yes, thats what I've spent all morning doing. I also got the suggestion to put pantyhose on the intakes. Clever!!!
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