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Old 02-14-2004, 08:29 PM   #11
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I gathered my own sand, some from Fort Lauderdale beach and some from an island off the Florida Keys. I didn't wash it or anything. I put it in my tank wet, and no problems a year later.

I think the key is getting it from a lower traffic area and getting it from the water. If you get it from the water, it is naturally "clean". I am sure it is not 100% contaminant free, but the levels will be pretty low.

Be careful for Coney Island Whitefish!

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