Originally Posted by GoldfishJoey
Thank you Clever! Would have never thought about that. But what about the live stuff in it? Wouldn't there be a die off if I used warm water? Bc I have some of their tank water and was going to use that to clean it.
you want everything that is in the sand GONE, just rinse it with non salt water. dont worry about living things it it because you want nothing left in that sand but sand after you are done washing it. the first few pans you do will be a PIA but you will develop a method that makes it much quicker. swoosh the water around alot. I use a big wooden spoon to stir it with while I run water in it. That way you dont grab a fire worm or anything that could be in the sand.