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Sand

Post by Pumpkincrab » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:42 pm

Hi! I just got play sand, is it okay if the sand is very grainy?

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Re: Sand

Post by Pumpkincrab » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:47 pm

Because I already entirely added it to my crabitat.

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Re: Sand

Post by FJrocks003 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:28 pm

Not sure what you mean by grainy but all long as it's all natural then it should be fine. Did you go through the whole disinfecting process?
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Post by curlysister » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:40 pm

FJrocks003 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Not sure what you mean by grainy but all long as it's all natural then it should be fine. Did you go through the whole disinfecting process?
Play sand does not need to be 'disinfected' before adding it to a tank.
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Re: Sand

Post by Pumpkincrab » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:52 pm

It's all natural, and no, I just added it straight into the tank.

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Post by curlysister » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:58 pm

Is it labelled 'play sand'?
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Re: Sand

Post by Pumpkincrab » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:13 pm

Yes, I got a 50lb bag from Home Depot.

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Post by wodesorel » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:47 pm

You are good then!
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Post by Pumpkincrab » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:49 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Sand

Post by FJrocks003 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:12 pm

curlysister wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Play sand does not need to be 'disinfected' before adding it to a tank.
I always disinfect mine anyway since the store I get in from sells a lot of chemicals and leaves it outside year round, not exactly necessary but I lie to be on the safe side.
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Post by wodesorel » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:21 pm

Chemicals cannot be removed through disinfecting. Disinfecting only kills off living problems like bacteria and fungus.
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Re: Sand

Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:47 pm

wodesorel wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:21 pm
Chemicals cannot be removed through disinfecting. Disinfecting only kills off living problems like bacteria and fungus.
Agreed, and even then, depending on the method used it will not kill all species of bacteria, as spores are prone to being resistant to most forms of decontamination (excluding sterilisation!).
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