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Old 06-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Should I clean my sand?

In relation to another post on had on here, I've broke down a tank so I could refurb the stand, while storing the tank I left the sand in there with an inch or so of water above it.

Coming to setting it up again and I'm thinking it's probably best to clean the sand out? It doesn't look the freshest now nor does it smell the best, I'm assuming the bacteria died off?
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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More then likely yes because there was no ammonia source..depends on how long its been though but either way I would still do a thorough wash on it before using it again to get out any waste. The LR will be the majority of your BB and the sand will become established fairly quickly
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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As long as its broken down already I would just replace it with new sand.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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As long as its broken down already I would just replace it with new sand.
No reason to not recycle the sand which depending on how much it could save a good bit of money
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #5
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Gave it all a good clean, much better lol.
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