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Re: I agree Dump the Calci-Sand.


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Posted by Les4toads on August 28, 2002 at 11:18:06:

In Reply to: I agree Dump the Calci-Sand. posted by kumpfamily on August 26, 2002 at 14:23:28:

:Okay, I read all of the pasts posts and see your point with the HL and their natural environment. So here is the next question.
:If I go collect this "wash sand" do I need to purify it in any way before putting in the HL's tank? I have heard of baking substrate and even putting it in a plastic bag in the sun for a few days. Is this necessary?

:The best thing to do is sift the sand to remove large materials that are not necessary in the enclosure. You can add rock and wood pieces to provide shade. You can bake the sand, if you want, but I have not found it necessary. As you sift the sand, inspect it for bugs and such. Lester G. Milroy III



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