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Old 03-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Choosing a sand.

Will this sand be OK for my aquarium? If not can you recommend one that home depot sells?

50 lb. All-Purpose Sand-115251 at The Home Depot
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According to the MSDS sheet it's course silica sand. It's probably fine but it may irritate some sand sifting fish since it's course and might have sharp edges and it may release some silica in the water.
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I personally wouldn't use silicate sand. I bought agrigate off of dr foster and smith's website for alot cheaper than other places I found. They have afew to choose from as well. Might want to check it out.
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I just set up a 15 gallon with that sand. I will test water tomorrow and let you know what my numbers are. I like the color of it and it looks great in my tank with driftwood and plants.
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....... it looks great in my tank with driftwood and plants.
You have driftwood and plants in a saltwater system?
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Didn't realize you meant in saltwater sorry lol

But I'll let you know if it affects my ph in my fresh.
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Silica sand is basically crushed quartz. It has no affect on pH.
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