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Old 01-19-2004, 12:05 PM   #1
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saltwater tank sand

i live in florida and am going to my girlfriends house in pensacola-she lives on the beach and i am thinking about getting some buckets of sand for the bottom of my 30 gallon tank i am about to do a saltwater setup in.does anyone know if this is a bad idea to use sand i get from the beach instead of buying it in a pet store?

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I don't know if it would leech silicates into your water or not. Anyone who's smarter than me want to comment?

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Old 01-19-2004, 01:09 PM   #3
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your fine !! the law says your allowed a 5 gallon buckets per person per day !! of course ya dont want the sand thats dry heheh go out as far as ya can still touch and get that you'll be happy with what ya bring home !!! very cool !!
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check local laws, just to be safe, a simple phone call to the local "Department of Environmental Conservation" or such, should be able to answer your question, and Steve is spot on, go out deep and scoop!
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