How to store aragonite for longer

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  1. flamming angel

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    Hello all

    I purchased some aragonite and was just wondering how to store it. It was removed from a tank and yesterday after a week or 2 i opened the bucket it seems to be smelling funny. Is there any way to store it for a longer period with out any problems.

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    wash well then make sure its completely dry before storing it in the bucket.
     
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    speed reading again.....
    if it comes from a tank it will take ALOT of washing to remove all biological things (detritus,worms, pods etc). BUt the key to the whole thing is making sure its bone dry before storing it. RInse it a couple times before you use it again.
     
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    thanks 459b. wash with salt or ro water?
     
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    i stored my aragonite for over a year before using it again but as 459 says you really need to wash it well. I used normal tap water under pressure and blasted it untill it ran clean, then spread it on a tarpauline in the sun to dry and then drummed it for storage. when i used it i washed it with tap water first but next to nothing came out, i then soaked it in RO for two days, rinsed it with ro and then put it into tank:)
     
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    As Crispin says, you can use normal tap water to wash it. Then rinse with RO before using it in your tank.
     
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    Aw thanks guys well i do exactly that starting today.:thumbup:
     
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