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Old 04-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #11
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does live sand go bad if it dryes up a little bit?
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:56 AM   #12
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The only sand I've reused was with a tank I only had up and running for like a month. The worry with reusing old sand is the waste that hides in it and such. As far as goes bad, once it dries up, so do the bacteria and not so live anymore. I don't know if you'd be able to rinse it enough, it all depends on what you were using it for. Like a new startup that is going to cycle, find. To swap out sand in a tank that already has fish, not sure if i'd chance that (assuming the sand was in a tank for a while before)
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no the sand is in a bag but got a whole man
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oh, a hole in the bag of 'live sand' the chances that it is still live at that point are very unlikely.....
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so throw it away or can i use it for a brackish tank?
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:26 AM   #16
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I'd still use the sand, just rinse it like you would any other dry sand. It just isn't "alive" anymore.
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Not that it was really that live before...
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