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Aquarium sand question
Old 11-14-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
 
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Aquarium sand question

Hi there, got some pool filter sand delivered and the bag says dried industrial sand. Is that the same thing?
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
 
as long as there isnt anything in there besides sand youll be fine. just wash it really good. heres a nice link of info for some reading! What is Industrial Sand?
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
 
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Thank you! Been dying to get the sand in, just didn't want to use the wrong thing. Here goes...
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:28 AM   #4
 
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Thank you! Been dying to get the sand in, just didn't want to use the wrong thing. Here goes...
Wash it, wash it and wash it again. And then again. And again. And maybe some more. You can't wash it too thoroughly. Washing smaller amounts will help get it clean.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:42 AM   #5
 
i swear i washed my play sand for like 3 hrs an i didnt even use the whole 50lb bag. the pool filter sand i had used was about the same time tho for all 50lbs. its well worth it in the end when your sitting back with your prune hands lol
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #6
 
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Haha been washing 25kg for about an hour now, time for a tea break, warm myself up :P
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #7
 
What's in sand that needs to be washed?

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Old 11-17-2013, 05:08 PM   #8
 
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Silicates (dust).
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