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Old 04-29-2014, 12:42 PM   #1
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Can you use Play sand in a saltwater tank if you clean it .
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Play sand contains high amounts if silicates which will fuel a huge diatom bloom
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I'd avoid play sand...though there are some that have had success with pool filter sand...but the silicates are the issue at hand. A good aggregate sand is best choice.
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I'd avoid play sand...though there are some that have had success with pool filter sand...but the silicates are the issue at hand. A good aggregate sand is best choice.

+1. Just avoid it, saves trouble.
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Honestly, I no longer believe that silicates will leach out of silica based sand. No more than silica leaching out of your tank glass that is. I have seen folks use silica sand in salt tanks and not have problems.
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