Originally Posted by Fishman007
I dont have a ro
system and i dont want to waste 30 pounds of sand so can i rinse it out with city water and drain it well? I did this with my 20g long freshwater when i changed substrates from gravel to sand and i had no problems with nitrites or ammonia.
freshwater is a completely different ball park....
i would just pay the 20-30 dollars for new sand and not take the risk. rinsing it with city water will leave it with unwanted minerals, even if you dry it out all the way. you can do whatever you want, but I'm just saying what i would do.