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Old 01-14-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Could this sand be safe?

So I bought a tank off of Craigslist that had been used briefly as a reptile tank. It had sand already in it that seems pretty clean. However, some of the sand is a reddish color. The guy told me he thinks it was called Reptisafe or something. Is it possible it would work for fish? I'm going to google around, but I just wondered if anyone here knew anything about it.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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I wouldn't use it. It could have reptile waste in it. I would ditch it and start fresh.
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There didn't seem to be any turds or anything dirty in it. No smell at all. I think it is this:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=15454
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If it is pure quartz sand it is fine to use. I have some in my 10g tank. If it has come into contact with and reptile, even just a short while, I would use it IMO.
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Ok thanks. The tank also came with a single bulb light fixture with a ReptiSun bulb. Would that be any good for fish and a planted tank?
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It sounds like either a heat lamp or UV bulb. Idk if it will support plants. You can buy a new bulb you know will work for a few dollars so I'd replace it.
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Ok thanks!
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