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Old 05-14-2012, 06:53 AM   #1 
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Beach Glass?

Is beach glass safe for aquariums? How to you dis-infect it?

Thanks! ;)
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:18 AM   #2 
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As long as it is not porous!
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:39 AM   #3 
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What is beach glass, Maisy?
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I would think putting it in boiling water for a few seconds and then rinsing with vinegar would get it pretty darn clean. Also I'm jealous. I'm guessing you've found enough to put in a tank?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:00 AM   #5 
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What is beach glass, Maisy?
Glass that has been in the ocean and naturally smoothed out. like smooth seashells you pick up on the beach, just glass.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:08 AM   #6 
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I would think putting it in boiling water for a few seconds and then rinsing with vinegar would get it pretty darn clean. Also I'm jealous. I'm guessing you've found enough to put in a tank?
Thanks. :) I wish I had enough to fit a tank. lol I wanted to start collecting it and maybe one day have it in a tank.

aokashi is right. You can find it on the beach about a few feet away from the water.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:19 AM   #7 
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i have some artificial sea glass in some of my tanks. :V stuff directly from the beach, i personally wouldn't. x: but i'm paranoid anyways, so...
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #8 
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I would be afraid of it leeching salt into the water...
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:04 PM   #9 
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Actually, true beach glass is the result of lightening striking the sand on the beach. It fuses the grains together from the intense heat into very uneven glass.
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Actually, true beach glass is the result of lightening striking the sand on the beach. It fuses the grains together from the intense heat into very uneven glass.
thats like music to my meteorologist ears :P
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