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Old 04-21-2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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Sand Questions!

If it is harvested from the beach it will be ok for my aquarium right?
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No. Sand on the beach is loaded with pollution. The surf is the "protein skimmer" of the ocean.
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If I use non aragonite (silica) will it become live sand after time.
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It will become live but that is not the issue. If you have sand sifting fish I would avoid the silica. It has sharp edges etc and can injure the fish. it can also scratch the bellies of fish that lay on the bottom. Silica sand also does not help buffer your tank. You could get sand from the ocean but you need to get it way out in the water to avoid pollution.
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Why not use aragonite sand? You can buy a bag already live and buy it dry and mix it together.
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what if you boiled the sand from the beach for say 10 mins and then added it to a new system? With this work?
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