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One of the important tasks when it comes to maintaining a nice fish tank and keeping pet fish alive is to clean the, which gets mixed with different kinds of waste. Many tend to think that sand is a bigger hassle to clean than gravel because it’s really fine, but cleaning or maintaining it is actually not much different from how aquarium gravel is cleaned. In fact, it’s sometimes an even easier job to complete. Also, you’ll be using the same tools (a big bucket, gravel vacuum, a stirring stick) for the job, so the process of cleaning aquarium sand is truly similar to cleaning aquarium gravel.

How to Clean Aquarium Sand. Don't let old myths fool you, sand is very easy to clean.

This one may seem obvious for some of you, but I thought it was a clever little way to save some time and protect your drains when cleaning multiple buckets of sand at a time. Sand WILL get dirty over time when in an aquarium, you can tell easily with white sand because it turns black, and when exposed to air smells like rotten eggs. I would recommend washing your aquarium sand really REALLY well once every 3 to 6 months, and by using the method I show, you can do it any time of the year, even during the winter! Enjoy! Do you own an aquarium? Would you like to help support this channel? Subscribe to My Aquarium Box to get the world's first subscription box for aquarium hobbyists delivered to your door once per month:

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Learn how to clean fish tank sand from aquarium expert Joseph Caparatta in this Howcast video. How To Clean Substrate Sand/Gravel And Water Change
The steps I go through on cleaning my aquarium and i will be uploading the same but just with the sped up cleaning process.
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Jul 26, 2016 - Tips On How To Clean Aquarium Sand

How to Clean Sand in a Fish Tank. Part of the series: Fish Tank Maintenance. Fish tanks with sand bottoms generally stay cleaner than gravel-bottom aquariums because debris doesn't fall between the particles as easily. Find out how to stir the sand and vacuum up debris with help from the owner of a pet fish store in this free video on cleaning sand in fish tanks. Read more:

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