Reusing Sand

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by Igor95, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Igor95

    Igor95Well Known MemberMember

    I currently have a 45g, and will be upgrading to a 75g soon, and plan to reuse the sand. Before I transfer the sand, should/can I wash it in a bucket to get rid of all the algae, fish waste, and detritus?
     
  2. TwoHedWlf

    TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    I would, no point transferring unwanted gunk.
     
  3. OP
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    Igor95

    Igor95Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah, new water, new everything. Current water has a slight tint of brown from the driftwood aswell.
     
  4. Kasshan

    KasshanWell Known MemberMember

    rinse it lightly to get the large clumps of waste out, but not all and not too well. when its too clean youll get a white cloudy bloom. save some brown water with solids, itll make the water crystal clear.