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tank tumbling media Emerundum

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by aviator8, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. aviator8

    aviator8 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  2. aviator8

    aviator8 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
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  3. Ghetto Diver

    Ghetto Diver Solo Diver

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    That's a lot of details, but I don't see anything about grit. I would assume because of its designed purpose, no need to mention.
    I use the CHICOMfreight AL Oxide, 70 grit. Keep in mind you have to use a lot in order to make any meaningful progress.
     
  4. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Maybe the A-1 size but its quite fine. You'll need a screen to retain the slurry when you try to dump it out.
     
  5. aviator8

    aviator8 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    yeah, I'm asking the seller about particle size. I have no reference to guess but it looks like they range form about 2-5mm in size. Its a 40lb bag so that's plenty for a tank. You use 70 grit Aluminum oxide? That seemed kind of small to me, then recapturing the media wouldn't seem to work well in standard strainers. I was looking at 8 grit Al Oxide.
     
  6. aviator8

    aviator8 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Im not sure on aggregate sizing numbers, all greek to me. This was stated as 8/35
     
  7. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A-1 size is the smallest you want
    35-50% is caught in a size 4 mesh and 20-30% is caught in size 8
    4= 4.75mm
    8= 2.36mm
    U.S. and Metric Sieve Sizes - Gilson Co.

    8/35 is way too fine unless you use mosquito netting or something to catch it with. And you'd need something to support the netting. Otherwise you're dumping 20lbs of expensive sand into your sink drain.
     
  8. aviator8

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    Thanks, would 8 grit al oxide be ok?
     
  9. aviator8

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  10. Ghetto Diver

    Ghetto Diver Solo Diver

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    Dry tumble. Works fine.
     

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