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Old 10-07-2011, 01:53 AM   #1
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Beach sand

Can I use beach sand as my live sand. I live near the gulf and I was wondering if I could just get buckets of sand and use it in my 29 gal biocube and my 90 gal fowler
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Yep. Just wash is REAL well first. I would recommend then letting it sit in a dark trash can for a week, then wash it again.
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Should I get it from in the water or out of it?
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make sure there isnt any oil in it
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The shoreline acts like a skimmer all the nasty stuff is close to the shore if you could go a mile or more out then it would most likely be safer. It is the same with water is is best to get it deep and out away from the shore.
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The issue with a mile out is I was planning on saving some money for a large 1000+ tank and a mile out ur looking at 100+ feet of water and the transport of that would suck is there any other way?
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Sand from a mile out yea that would be ideal but I don't think you have to. May not even be possible. like they said just wash it out really really good and should be okay.
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