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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone use this sand and do you like it? Has anyone heard anything bad about this particular filter sand?

This is the sand I am talking about

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I wouldn't use it, everything I find on nepheline syenite says it's toxic to aquatic organisms.

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Where did you see its not safe for aquariums? Its pool filter sand and is totally inert. Its used by thousands of aquarists.
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Where did you see its not safe for aquariums? Its pool filter sand and is totally inert. Its used by thousands of aquarists.
This is not like regular pool filter sand look at the composition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephel...al_composition


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It's ground-up rock. Tons of aquarists use it. It's perfectly safe.
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Regardless of composition it is still inert sand. I have never seen a finding that it was toxic to fish.
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