Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-21-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rscomia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,010
reusing sand

I recently bought a used tank that had been in storage for awhile not sure on how long. The sand had been stored in tubs is it alright to reuse this sand to set the aquarium back up?
__________________

__________________
Its not impossible It just cost more.
Rscomia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
I would be more worried about the seams on that tank then the sand. seams loose it's bonding power when in storeage for a while. Test it outside so you don't get wet floors. What size tank? What did the other person have in it, etc...
__________________

__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
trackfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 344
Was sand stored dry? Give it a good rinsing and you should be able to reuse it.
__________________
trackfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rscomia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: West Plains Missouri
Posts: 1,010
Its 150 gallon acrylic I'm pretty sure the sand was stored dry
__________________
Its not impossible It just cost more.
Rscomia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 10:27 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
trackfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 344
If it's aragonite I definitely would be reusing it. Anything that was alive in it is dead now so a really good rinsing before using it again. Just my $.02.
__________________
trackfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sand

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
reusing puragen spikey Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 0 07-17-2009 09:38 PM
reusing MT water for QT sooju Saltwater Reef Aquaria 15 12-17-2008 01:19 PM
Substrate questions (coral/sand mix and reusing DSB?) SkinnyPete Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 07-13-2007 06:23 PM
Reusing rocks Stretch Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 06-02-2006 07:10 PM
reusing Purigen? zach_fresh Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 12-17-2005 04:45 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.