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pool filter sand

Postby Funkster » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:48 pm

Is the Quikrete pool filter sand ok to use for my substrate?
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Re: pool filter sand

Postby ken31cay » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:54 am

Looks to be normal silica sand so should be fine. Make sure and rinse it thoroughly to wash out all the dust/fine particles before you put it in your tank.
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Re: pool filter sand

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:50 am

I tried it and found the grain was not even...too much fine sand. I have had better luck with PFS purchased from a spa store or even a sand blasting vendor.
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Re: pool filter sand

Postby cyclonecichlids » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:51 am

ken31cay wrote:Looks to be normal silica sand so should be fine. Make sure and rinse it thoroughly to wash out all the dust/fine particles before you put it in your tank.


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I use it in my tanks.
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