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I got a 5 gallon bucket of live sand from an established reef tank. I used a little of the sand, 2-4 cups spread all around, to seed my sand bed. Now I have a lot of leftover sand that I want to use in the fuge I am starting. I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion how I can clean the sand so that I don't start a new cycle from all the dead waste in the tank.

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Carlos
 

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put a hose in the bucket and stir like crazy for about 30mins then put some marine sat bacteria in the bucket with some saltwater and let it sit over night should be safe
 

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i would not use it, it could be full of phosphates and cause more problems then it's worth. i would just use new sand.
 

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With what I have read here on live sand from tanks I would have to say don't do it man
I don't think it is worth the risk. Imho
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