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Old 06-01-2012, 09:13 PM   #1 
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Petco sand dying water?

I've had the sand for a while now but tonight when I was setting up my 20 gallon long divided tank. I decided to rewash it before moving the sand to the new tank. It has started leaching the color into the water the fish are all safe in other tanks but has anyone else had this happen?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #2 
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I've heard of it happening a lot. Not just petco sand, but pretty much any colored aquarium sand...

Try play sand. it's like $5 for a 50 pound bag and won't stain the water.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:02 PM   #3 
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By any chance was this black sand? I've heard this a few times about sands, and I want to make sure I'm certain it won't harm my fish before I get some.
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It was blue sand and I had to take the tank outside and blast it with the water hose until it turned clear. I could have probably did it in a bucket but I was like screw that lol. Yet it finally is done and here is a pic.
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