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Is It Possible To Rehydrate Beneficial Bacteria?

G'day all!

Juz wondering...I have several bags of dried "dirty" gravel, sponges & ceramic rings from a previous tank.

Is it possible to "resurrect" the beneficial bacteria from them by rehydration OR should I just clean them before re-using them in another tank?

The gravel, sponges & ceramic rings have probably been bagged for about 3 months.
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post #2 of 2 Old Today, 01:32 PM
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Some of it might survive, but most of it would have died. I'd give is a scrub in tank water and clean off most, might end up with a very hardy colony. I wouldn't add fish right away in case of an ammonia spike.
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