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Old 10-31-2004, 08:17 PM   #1
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Can i use sand from the beach ?

I live in south florida and im wondering if i can just use sand from the beach for my live sand in this 30 gal im setting up as a temp tank untill i get my 125 gal ?

Also when i walked the beach i found all kinds of fans, sponges and rocks
that were probably washed up on shore from the recent huricanes. I put some of these sponges and fans in a tub of saltwater when i got home and they turned the water BLACK and it smelled really bad. What does this mean and can i use any of this stuff in my tank?
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Old 10-31-2004, 10:39 PM   #2
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In short, no. Check your local laws...it's probably illegal to harvest sand from the beach. Not that you'd want to...it can be full of contaiminents that'll kill off your enclosed reef system.
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