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Old 10-08-2012, 08:29 PM   #1 
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Question Sand safe for aquariums

I went to a craft store today and found this lovely colored sand that I would love to use. It's called decor sand and it says that it has been sterilized but I'm still unsure if it will be safe for my fish. Does anybody have any experience with this?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #2 
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I have never seen it, but I'm sure you could write to the company and ask if it would be safe (what they colored it with, is it inert, etc.).

Or... You could put a small amount of the sand in a separate container of conditioned water and test the levels for a couple weeks to see if it changes anything or leaches color.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #3 
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That sounds like a good idea. Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #4 
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I wouldn't use it. It has dye in it that will probably leach out. I know they sell colored aquarium sand but you may have to buy it online.
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