I am trying to clear the sand in my new tank and would love it to clear ASAP, I have ordered some API Accu Clear, so that is on the way to help too but obviously need the filter to be working correctly,
My tank is from All Pond Solutions and is a Boyu 300L, it uses a drip filter which I struggled to set up as the instructions was in Chinese/Japanese, I have no media for the good bacteria in yet, am going to add it from my old tank once the sand is cleared, today I bought filter wool for the filter but am just unsure if it is all set up correctly and would love for someone/some people to check out a video I recorded to make sure it is set up correctly and all working fine! and potentially estimate how long it will take for the sand to clear by looking at the sandiness of the tank (spoiler, its very sandy) and the filter,
if the filter isnt set up correctly or if there is anything to add, please tell me! I would love it to be working 100% and for the sand to clear asap,
so please watch the video I link after this and help me out!
My main concern is losing sand , i have it all in there but with it all floating in the water, and obviously when i do more water changes itll kick it back up, wont doing water changes remove the sand i have added? or do you think the sand will sit at the bottom?
Hold the syphon a little above the sand. Make swirling motions with it to disturb the debris and that should suck up the debris without the sand. Even if you do suck up some sand, though, you can give it a swirl in the bucket with the old tank water to remove as much debris as possible, then pour out the old tank water and return the sand to the tank.
To pour new, dechlorinated water back into the tank, pour it onto a plate placed on the bottom of the tank and that should prevent disturbing the sand.