Tank Set up (beach sand)


It has been many years since I have had my tank set up or been on this site. I just got my 150 gal tank back and I am going to start setting it up this weekend. Last time I had this tank running I was living up north. I am now in savannah and I have access to a beach. Is it ok to use this sand instead of buying the live sand for the crazy price everyone wants for it? Thoughts?


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I agree, beach sand should never be used in an aquarium. It may be contaminated by seawater or might be filled with many harmful compounds.