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?
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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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..