Using old live rock and sand

  • I’m looking to buy a tank from someone who has had their setup in a garage running with nothing in it for a year or so, which has made the sand look awful. Would there be a problem if I use new sand or do I need to use the old sand?

    Thanks in advanced!

  • I’d toss the sand, ideally due to its age it could have bugs, poop, or the discoloration from gas bubbles at the time when it was under water.

    If you really want to keep the sand I’d rinse it heavily.

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