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hi everyone! long time no see! I've just come to post about my black (painted) gravel. It has been left outside, unsheltered for the best part of six months as I went barebottom, but now I would like to put it back in the tank. I was wondering how I should go about sterilizing it- or would it be best to buy new gravel?

I'm having a trip to lfs today to get some new decorations (tank has been bare except one plant pot- all plants in there died) so hopefully it will look nice and pretty!

thanks guys!

PS- just realized it has been almost a year since I joined! :P

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I would buy new gravel! :)

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You could boil it for a good long time, but I'd be more inclined to buy new gravel as well!

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You could indeed boil it. A rolling boil for 10 minutes will kill everything, and at 12 years old I bet money is tight and that would be your cheapest option :)

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thanks guys, I think I shall boil. when I went to sea pets (small british chain) I saw some ryukins! £30.50 each though for the large ones, so i decided not to. There was a calico one which I would of bought if it wasnt so much money! also I saw a tank full of baby ryukins, about half of them calico. I would of bought one but they were all sick. In the queue to pay, in front of me there was a family with a girl who looked about four. I saw they had bought two of the baby ryukins and had some spongebob decorations. Those poor fish won't last long- doubt they have a large tank :(

Anyway, Thanks guys!

PS- the tank literally was bare apart from a manky plant pot, so I bought decs and that came to about £46, so I dedcided not to get any gravel. (sorry the computer has just gone into italics mode and I dont know how to get it off.)

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Are you sure the boiling water wouldn't make the paint on the gravel peel?

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