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I'm starting a new serra. tank and wanted to know if i can uuse sand from a river by my cousins house from it. If so what are the procedures in cleaning it up. Well boiling it work??? Thanks in advance
 

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you have to make sure the sand doesn't contain calsium carbonate (calsite). This could drop your ph
 

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rinse the sand very thuroughly (spelt it wrong)....using a bucket...making all the lighter debris rinse out etc....rinse rinse and more rinse....boil it if you want aswell
 

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Personally I won't use sand or gravel from pond,river,etc...you just never know what is in there, what been there, what have or had been there.

Sand from home depot or leow are not that exspensive and it look very natural look as well. But that just me.
 

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Using sand from a river would not be a wise idea, and it would probably be a pain in the ass to clean properly.

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