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Old 04-09-2010, 04:11 PM   #1 
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Straining/cleaning gravel?

Any ideas of how to clean the gravel upon first use? I know I need steaming hot water and no soap but do I use a strainer or something? All I have is a food strainer which can't be good. So, any ideas? How do you guys wash the gravel before putting it in the tank?
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:16 PM   #2 
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I do exactly what you said...strain it with steaming hot water. I use a window screen inside the strainer as the holes are too large and the gravel would fall through. Make sure you use "conditioner" as I'm sure your "steaming hot water" will most likely come from the tap.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:19 PM   #3 
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I use a strainer. I got rid of my gravel because it was too messy. I had it all over my bathroom.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:40 PM   #4 
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I use a food strainer that i keep strictly for pet use. Seems like i have several kitchen items just for pet use. Anyways i run the gravel under the water from the tap as i am boiling water on the stove.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:48 PM   #5 
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For new, out of the bag gravel, you should not need boiling or even hot water for rinsing. There are no disease issues, you just need to remove any dust or dirt from the bag, especially quartz dust.

Use a container (or bucket for larger amounts) and rinse with a faucet or hose, stirring until runoff is clear. Do not do this over a garbage disposal!

Always use caution with very hot or boiling water, it may damage coatings on some colored or glossy gravels, and may cause some to burst. Do not put hot gravel into a tank or bowl.
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