Originally Posted by joy13
What about pollution? I would worry about something hidden in the sand close to shore either some type run off from rain or something like that.
That is a concern, I have collected the cleanest sand I could find during low tide, I am hoping by soaking it in bleach and then soaking it in freshwater with frequent water changes for several weeks (as my tanks no where near ready to set up) that the sand will be cleaned up. Once I add it to the tank I am going to do an extra slow cycle and test all I can until I'm confident it's fish safe.
Sounds very excessive just to save $100 but as I'm in no rush I'm willing to do it, after all thats $100 more I can use for pumps, heaters etc etc.