darth1211 wrote: ↑04 Nov 2023 23:26
Hello! I was just wondering if washing aragonite sand, and lava rock under tap water is safe. I don't know if the chemicals on the aragonite sand, and lava rock would cause issues once I place them in the water, and affect the shrimp. Thank you!
Generally safe . What I'd do is, in sequence
Wash throughly with tap water. This is to get rid of all the dirt and dust, clay or whatever. This require multiple rinses. Some sand U need to really rinse
Then boil then all or use boiling water. Rinse a few times with that.
Then a final rinse with RO water.
Then make your brackish water, submerge all the hardscape and substrate with that.
Leave for a few days, then test the water e.e
If all good ie ph and kH stable drain away the water and U r good to go.