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Chemistry question

Hi all,

I recently traded in some plants for some fine-grained Cambria gravel that I
wanted to add to my aquarium.  I tested it with Muriatic acid and it fizzed
a lot though, so I know that it probably will raise my pH.  I am thinking of
soaking it in diluted Muriatic acid to produce a "neutral" gravel.  My
questions are:  

1.  Will this work?

2.  Are there any bad, toxic by products (gas or otherwise)?

3.  What are the chemical reactions?  Where will the calcium go?