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post #1 of 4 Old 12-30-2007, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'm starting up a fish tank for the first time in years and thought I'd join a community for reference. I'm wanting to get into saltwater, but want to spend a while 'getting my feet wet' with freshwater again. I'm about to go purchase a 40 gallon tank to start cycling, and haven't decided what I want to keep in there yet.

I do have one question though, I want to use sand from a local beach that I love. What do I need to do to treat the sand and make it safe for aquarium use?
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-30-2007, 05:08 PM
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hello there,welcome aboard,
hopefully a saltwater member will swim in here and
help with advise,i would have thought to boil it
however please don't go on my suggestion until someone
else has added.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-01-2008, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, thanks! I'll boil it for a while, any suggestions on how to separate the sand from the water? I can't strain them like rocks since the sand will seep through with the water.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-02-2008, 09:04 AM
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the only thing that i can think of is to gently tip the
pot so the wTER Trickles out,you wont be able to get all the water
out,but don't worry,
i would post this question in the salwater section,
you may get some better advise. :)
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