Sanitizing Sand

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Sanitizing Sand

Post by DUDE » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:12 am

In my area in Asia, I cannot seem to find play sand anywhere and I heard that building sand could be used for substrate. However, it was stated that the building sand should be sanitized(I think with water??) but I still do not quite understand how to disinfect it. Any help will be appreciated:)

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Re: Sanitizing Sand

Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:40 am

If the sand is already washed you shouldn’t need to do it again. Otherwise you can rinse it outside.


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Re: Sanitizing Sand

Post by DUDE » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:54 pm

oo ok thanks for the reply:) Will using hot water make any difference? I think Ritzky said something about using it to rinse building sand

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Re: Sanitizing Sand

Post by JoeHermits » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:24 am

Maybe? Washing is usually done to remove fine silt and contaminants. You can use hot water if you want, but baking the sand would probably be easier if you’re worried about mold, insects, or pathogens.


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