What To Do With Old Fish Gravel?

Kysarkel000

Member
Hey, I have some gravel from a tank I got from a friend. The tank sat outside for a while and now the gravel has a bunch of crudd in it along with what looks like cat vomit, hair, and little tiny plastic bits (I assume from an under gravel filter). It'd be a pain to pick out all the plastic bits and larger crudd, plus it's reeeeaaalllyyy dirty and I don't really like the gravel anyways... Soooo what do I do with it? It's a good 20lbs. Can you just throw it away in the trash? That seems wrong.

What do you guys do with your old fish gravel?
 

Fashooga

Member
Trash it.
 

titusxander

Member
I personally have used some of my old gravel in my plant pots. I place a good layer in the bottom of my pots to help with drainage. But my gravel is pea gravel without any added color, just natural, so I don't know if that would make a difference or not.
 

Ohio Mark

Member
"mulch" for the top of planters? I use old natural colored gravel on the top of potting material for succulents.
 

Basil

Member
I’m replacing the pea gravel in my 29 g with sand. And like the other posters, I’m going to use it in my plants.
I have a large aloe Vera that I need to separate into smaller pots so the pea gravel is perfect. I would use colored gravel if that is what I had.
 

James079

Member
You can use it in plants or beds as some sort of topper, bin it, if it was in a good condition you could reuse it in another tank but it doesn't seem like it is.
 
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Kysarkel000

Member
Thanks for the replies everyone! Good idea in using for plants, I have lots of them, so that'll be good lol
 

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