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Old 12-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default Old Gravel, CLEAN OR DONT????

I have some old gravel from a previous tank and its been sitting around for atleast a year. Should I clean the gravel before putting it in the new tank setup or leave it how it is because it might have healthy bacteria on it?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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would have thought any bacteria would be dead by now bud, would give it a rinse to get the dirt out and start again
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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i have gravel that has been sitting outside in buckets for years... before i use it i pour in some bleach and fill with hot water....let it sit for a couple of days and then rinse it real good...but that is only because of the snails..if i didn't do that , whatever tanks i put it in would be infested with snails in no time...
after awhile the bacteria dies...it is best to give it a good rinse and start over as weedkiller said..
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