04-26-2009, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by iceprizm
definetly dont want to try any other sand unless its intended to be used in an aquarium. i got a couple pet stores i am going to talk to, see if i can get the correct sand. most stuff i see online is for saltwater or has buffering abilities.
would stuff that is acrylic coated be ok to use?
I saw your question in another thread and didn't reply as I don't know, but as it's come up here again I will say that years ago I bought some "black" gravel intended for aquarium use (from a very reputable store) and after about 5 years the "black" started wearing off and the gravel was blue. I gave it to someone for other use, and I can't remember what it was but obviously it had been coated with something to make it black. It was shiny like acrylic might be, so I mention this just as a caution. Others may have had more experience with these things. Coating grains of sand must be quite a process, as the grains are so small. Personally, I would avoid such stuff just in case, rather than risk the fish.