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    Quikrete play sand in aquarium?

    I'm just wondering if quikrete play sand would be safe to use in a freshwater tank? Seeing as its only 5 dollars for 50 pounds it'd be nice. I know I'd have to clean it a lot but that's fine with me. Does anyone know if its alright? Thanks in advance to anyone who helps.

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    Go with pool filter sand. Its much heavier and harder to kick up which makes it easier to siphon. I bought a 50lb bag of it for $8.
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    Pool filter sand is farther away and I have to walk to go get it, thanks though. Siphoning isn't that big of a deal, i know how to siphon sand because I have it in two other tanks, I'm just not sure what kind of sand they have.



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    I use Quikrete fine sand. Works great. Just make sure your filter intake is a few inches away from the sand. It will suck it up.



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    It's fine. I used it in one tank for several years. However I would go with the pool sand because it is heavier and the filters won't kick it up as much. If you are too lazy to walk that far, grab a clerk and send them after it.



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    By too lazy to walk that far, I mean its not at ace. If it is ill pick up pool sand. The filter intake is like five or six inches from the substrate so that should be fine. Thanks everyone for your input.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Citrinellus;3891869;
    Go with pool filter sand. Its much heavier and harder to kick up which makes it easier to siphon. I bought a 50lb bag of it for $8.
    agreed
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