Rinsing Rock and Sand

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How do you rinse sand and rock

  • Only use RO/DI

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Very curious if there's a prefered method because I've hear of people doing it all different ways
There are a great deal of questions to your question, if that makes sense.

Rock- Dry rock, live rock?
Sand- New or old? Dry or "live"?

Each one of the above can be done differently, with different methods.

For example, Dry rock may need to be placed in a acid bath to remove dried/dead organics and possibly power washed after to remove the residue. Then placed in a container with RO/DI water long enough to let any phosphates leach out before "curing" can be done.

Just need more information.
 
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There are a great deal of questions to your question, if that makes sense.

Rock- Dry rock, live rock?
Sand- New or old? Dry or "live"?

Each one of the above can be done differently, with different methods.

For example, Dry rock may need to be placed in a acid bath to remove dried/dead organics and possibly power washed after to remove the residue. Then placed in a container with RO/DI water long enough to let any phosphates leach out before "curing" can be done.
I should've been more specific but I just meant what yall have done with what type of sand/rock you guys have. Your answer summed it all up lol
 
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Way back when I set up my 210 I used walt smith fiji live rock I cured the rock in tank. It worked out quite well with very little die off and a fast cycle time. I no longer use live rock and just re use what I still have from that original system and is now dry. I have used it in my last two systems and the rock gets an acid bath before being re used. I also have re used the sand from that very system. It gets the old garden hose in a 5 gallon bucket rinse until the water runs clear and then its GTG.
 
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