Can I still use this Aragonite?

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  1. JD167

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    The day my previous tank cracked, I had to move all the sand to buckets while I wait for the new one to arrive. The sand has been in the buckets for about 3 weeks and obviously everything in it is dead. This is CaribSea Aragonite and it was in the system for about a month. Yesterday I placed it back in the new tank after getting rid of most of the water it was in. It obviously smelled a little bad.

    I ran the skimmer in the tank for the night to try and clean it up a bit. My question is, can I still use this aragonite? I'm sure that ideally it should be replaced.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. keyaam

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    Can you rinse the aragonite?
     
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    I can do that yea. Was thinking about it but not sure if normal tap water would be ok or if I would have to use RO water.
     
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    boil it china
     
  6. keyaam

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    Rinse it a few times in tap water then RO. Should be fine
     
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    tap water might bonf phsophate ions to individual particles. IMO id use RO water only :)
     
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    Do as Keyaam mentioned. Rinse a few times in tap water then a few times in RO. It will be fine :)
     
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    lol, im being put down :)
     
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    I would not bother to wash. It will be fine. Washing will only remove any bacteria that might be left. The tank is going to cycle again so little point. IMO
     
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    If the tank was running only for a month, how much crap can be in there?
    Leave it as it is, maybe just stir it up for next day or two to release some of the detritus trapped in there. Doubt if there are any. If none, do not bother. As Nemo said, your cycle process will start all over.
     
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    1 - 3 MONTHS....I agree with RiaanP. No rinsing....I believe that it may even be beneficial ie.. accelerated cycle and trace amounts of sulphur in your bed may help with de nitrification going forward.
     

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