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Old 03-18-2015, 06:56 PM   #1
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sand from the river - Help???

i have a curious question and ive never ran a saltwater aquarium before, so here it goes... down by the river there is some really cool sand its all kinds of colors, if i were to take some home and boil it would that sterilize it enough so that i could use it as the bottom for my saltwater aquarium?
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i have a curious question and ive never ran a saltwater aquarium before, so here it goes... down by the river there is some really cool sand its all kinds of colors, if i were to take some home and boil it would that sterilize it enough so that i could use it as the bottom for my saltwater aquarium?
sand out of a river or stream most likely have minerals like copper and other medals ,
It's not worth risking , you would have better luck with pool sand
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