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Old 03-14-2006, 05:24 PM   #11
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I would be very hesitant to use beach sand, you never know what's in it. I have collected rocks and driftwood off the beach, but then I boil them for a long time first. Don't know if you can do that with sand.



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Old 03-14-2006, 05:45 PM   #12
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im hesitant to use beach sand as well, but its the easy way out, im going to keep looking for sand at home depot or something though, when i first got fish i got gravel fromt he beach and i never had problems with it, i accually still use it years later, the only reason i got gravelf rom the beach it because i couldnt afoord gravel from the store..lol

but my search for sand continues...the white sand looks horrible to me
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You should have no problem at all getting play sand from home depot. It's like $5-6 for a 50 lb bag. It's not as big of grain as the pool filter sand, but like I said I've never had any problems. Worst case scenario (and is recommended anyways) you put a sponge or something similar over the intake on your filter just to protect it. Works like a charm!


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