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Old 06-27-2010, 07:24 PM   #1 
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Angry Gravel Woes

I just got a new 10 gal tank and decided to try some red/brownish gravel from aqua culture. It keeps clouding up the water! I have rinsed and repeat for almost an hour trying to get rid of the left over dye or whatever that is clouding up the water.

I need some help! Is there anything I can do to keep the gravel from turning my water red?
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:42 PM   #2 
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I would just keep rinsing it.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:20 AM   #3 
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keep attacking it with water. I think i had problem with that brand also.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:48 AM   #4 
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Keep rinsing with warm-hot water and if anything, let it sit in the water before draining it out.
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:08 AM   #5 
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I've had huge nightmares with that brand of gravel took me 2 weeks of daily rinsing to get 15 lbs of it to stop turning my water blue! Try useing a sort of collander to rince out the smaller bits of gravel and loose coloring that makes it easier
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:01 PM   #6 
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When I had to rinse the silt out of my flourite, I put it in a bucket and just left a hose running in it outside. Every once in awhile I stirred it up, and once it ran clear after stirring, it was done.

If the gravel has been unnaturally dyed, though, I would get rid of it and replace it with natural gravel. I wouldn't want something leeching weird chemicals into the water.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:34 PM   #7 
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Silt is one thing - dyes are another!

I agree - if it's color gravel that is leaching color get rid of it.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:10 PM   #8 
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Thanks for the suggestions. The battle is still not over since I am still getting coloring off of it. It's not that unnatural bright red color that they have. It was the brownish red gravel that looked like natural rocks. Thats why I got it!

I am just going to get rid of it and get what I had before. Didn't have a problem with that color. This is what I get when I try something new
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:22 PM   #9 
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I would suggest returning that gravel (if possible) and buying new gravel from a defferent brand. Top fin is a reliable one.
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