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Old 11-02-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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Putting in PlaYsAnd

I put Playsand in my tank today and after a few hours it is still veryvery cloudy is something wrong. And if not how long will it itake to clear up.

After awhile this will turn into Livesand too right?

I am A beginner with salt water Have 10 gal Tank
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Old 11-02-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
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thats normal, especially if you didnt rinse the sand before putting it in, this lasted about 4 full days to be completly clear for me, usually you'll see a big difference in a day or two

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Is playsand in general ok? A couple people (one of which works at Home Depot but is a very experienced reefkeeper) told me that regular playsand may not be safe because you don't know what's in it, and Southdown isn't available in Virginia. I was encouraged to buy a bag of the "live" aragonite sand, but it seems like that was unnecessary.

Brian, to answer your question, from what I can tell, any sand you use in your tank will eventually become live sand, and if you ever set up another sand-substrated tank, you should use some of that sand in the new tank as it will already be cutured.

Isn't being new to this stuff exciting?

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Old 11-03-2004, 06:37 AM   #4
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Playsand is fine for your tank. It's safe for kiddies to eat by the pound. Construction grade sand is a no-no, it's not washed, regulated etc. Other than that, the cloudiness will pass with time. Just have a bit of patience.
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