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I use it for my neos tanks with great results.

Dirty cheap, $3.95 50lbs

 

Just rinse with tap water, bake it in the oven for overnight. it's ready to use.

 

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What tempature do you use to bake the sand

 

I set timer at 30 minutes, bake at 350F

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It's really difficult to make sure there are no lurking parasite oocysts or eggs in something, though. The extended dry heat may do it for some of them. There is one that is resistant to everything short of direct flame from an acetylene torch.

Short version: Always wash your hands!

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Eep.. Do you have to bake all sand?  Ive been using the crayola playsand for years but always just dumped it in as is.  

 

Just make sure to kill any parasites/eggs/bacteria etc.

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It's really difficult to make sure there are no lurking parasite oocysts or eggs in something, though. The extended dry heat may do it for some of them. There is one that is resistant to everything short of direct flame from an acetylene torch.

Short version: Always wash your hands!

That is a good reminder, I had forgotten about oocysts and the like.

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