Putting sand in tank today, how long do i have to turn off pump and power head for

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I am rinsing out my sand now, and finishing my salinity balancing.

I plan on putting in my sand today...

How long do i have to turn off the pump and powerhead for?


what's the indicator that i can turn it back on?
 

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I am rinsing out my sand now, and finishing my salinity balancing.

I plan on putting in my sand today...

How long do i have to turn off the pump and powerhead for?


what's the indicator that i can turn it back on?
I ran my pump and powerhead about ten minutes after I put the sand and water in. I let it settle a bit first.
 

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I did my sand last week. I had both the power head and pump running 30 min after. It took me like 3 days with my skimmer running after 24hrs of putting the sand.
 

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Yes, I did live sand, 40lbs and I already had about 20lbs.i have a nice deep sand bed now. About 60lbs of LR. All on a 60cube. My cube has been cycling for exactly 20 days. All my parameter are good. But I will let it sit for another 3 more weeks before I place anything in it. My refugium which I created 2 weeks after has been helping too.
 
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