Storing Used Gravel

  1. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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    I am tearing down several tanks and they contain gravel. I am also changing the substrate to play sand in a few of my tanks. I used to use buckets, but I am almost out of storage buckets.

    How do you store your used gravel so you can use it again at some later time?
     

  2. Dlondon95

    Dlondon95 Well Known Member Member

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    I put mine in plastic totes, put them out in the sun, then mix it up a little every other day to dry it all out. Then just throw a lid on it and put it away!
     

  3. Akari_32

    Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

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    I put mine out in the sun for a day or so, then bag it up, and shove it in one of the tank stands lol
     
  4. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

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    I've washed gravel in warm water w/ a touch of bleach, rinsed well, and put in oven on low. I used a baking sheet and used the warm setting for about 30 minutes. Dried nice. After that it can be stored in a sealed bucket or container. Dry the gravel fully or you'll get a horrible smell.
     

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