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Old 05-20-2014, 01:08 AM   #1
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Question Store Sand or Beach Sand?

Whelp I need to get new sand for my tank again. So the choice is between store bought sand or beach sand. Debating over this since store sand cost $$$ money, while beach sand I can just go get for free. The only thing making me think about this is that store sand looks a bit nicer, the ones at the store are much finer and less coarse. But then again I could try to strain the sand at the beach to get a finer sand. I have used beach sand before with success, maybe I'll go pick up a hermit or two along the way.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:27 AM   #2
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Store Sand or Beach Sand?

Get pool filter sand from pretty much any hardware store many people on here recommend it!

Edit: whoops this is saltwater my bad!
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Store bought. You have no idea what could be in the sand at the beach.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:57 AM   #4
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Most store bought sand is collected in beaches..

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Store always. Beach sand has inherent risk, and here, is a decent fine for taking it

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Here is free to take, but there is a fine for live rock.

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Old 05-20-2014, 12:15 PM   #7
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Store bought sand is cleaned and ran threw filters before you buy it. If you want to save money then yes go dig up the sand and clean it. I would just buy store sand to be safe
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I would not risk beach sand. There are so many things that could be in that mix. That's just not one of the things I would risk for saving a few bucks.
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