Using Sand Dune Sand In Fish Tank

Can I use sand from local sand dunes for my fish tank?

Chris from DHS, CA

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful

I really wouldn't suggest it, it may contain organisms harmful to fish and reptiles. Pet stores carry a wide variety of sand and rock suitable for your fish tank.

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful

I wouldn't recommend it either! Besides organic organisms there are also concerns about fresh vs saltwater and environmental pollutants that may be on the sand.

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October 16, 20080 found this helpful

Sand dunes in Maryland are protected places. I would not recommend destroying that protection of your sea shore.

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