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Old 05-05-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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born again sand?

I have a tub of sand that used to be live sand, and was wondering if i could reuse it. The problem is its been sitting outside, rained on, someone chucked some cigaretted butts in there and im sure theres nothing living in it. My question is, can it be reused and if so what precautions would have to be done to leach out any bad chemicals?
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Uh... based on your description I personally wouldn't put it in my tank. I don't want to have to be around cig smoke, let alone swim with it. This is a very expensive hobby and given what the stuff in my tank has cost me there's no way I'd take that chance. Sand isn't *that* expensive, IMO.
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based on your description I personally wouldn't put it in my tank.
I gotta agree... who knows what got in there or what leeched out of the cigarettes. I wouldn't risk it.
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I wouldn't use it either, mostly b/c who knows whats in rain water these days.
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I agree, don't use it.
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:36 PM   #6
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The only way I would reuse it is to rinse, bleach and then dry it completely. By then you might as well get new.
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