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Reusing 'old' gravel

A friend a few months ago unfortunately had his tank crack and leak. He moved over the fish into a secondary tank. He drained the aquarium and left the gravel in the broken tank. It is expensive gravel - it's dried up now and he offered it to me.

Question is, would it be safe to use after I rinse it? Just worried of any weird things that might have developed in it. Mold, fungus if that's even at all possible.

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Just rinse it really well and you should be fine.

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Ok, thanks...I'll use hot water, and maybe boil some as well and rinse the gravel in a large bucket.

Just a question: the gravel is a fine sand type substrate (not Seachem Black Sand as I hoped), but similar.

Being winter here, I have to clean the substrate indoors. On that note, just wondering if the fine dust/residue can be poured down the sink - just afraid that it'll clog the pipes somehow. Ie. If the fine substrate can accumulate at the U joint of the drain pipe? Sorry, I'm not plumber

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Just rinse it really well and you should be fine.
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Lol, just pour out whatever is left outside😉.

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