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Re: [APD] Where to buy rocks and sand in Mass. (Terry Barber)

Salt in beach sand is not a problem - just wash it out.  But, shell  
fragments, which are calcium carbonate, can be a problem, because  
they keep dissolving and adding both GH and KH to the water.

Vaughn H.

On Dec 8, 2006, at 10:15 AM, Tom C wrote:

>  I thought sand from the beach is no good for Freshwater aquariums.  
> Too much
> salinity. And Plymouth is like 1.5 hours away from me. So I went  
> with the
> traction sand for $4. Hope it isn't harmful for my tank.
> -Tom

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