Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-15-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Cichlid.Keeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 303
Aquarium sand?

Does anyone know where I can find a good sand like play sand that's cheap. And is very white even when it's wet it stays white?

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Cichlid.Keeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 18,998
Depending where you are. Home Depot has 50lb bags if play sand for $4!!
__________________

__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 10:15 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Cichlid.Keeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brookster123 View Post
Depending where you are. Home Depot has 50lb bags if play sand for $4!!

Will it mess with
My water?
__________________
Cichlid.Keeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 10:26 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 18,998
That I do not know, I've heard of other people using it successfully, it needs to be thoroughly cleaned.
__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 10:38 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Specialk302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 144
I used Quikrete medium sand from Home Depot. It Was four bucks for fifty pounds of it. Only issue I have in my 20 gallon if the current if the filter barely hits the bottom it creates a rut. So i have to never sure it's always full

Sent from my phone cuz im too lazy to get on my laptop
__________________
Specialk302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 11:10 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Cichlid.Keeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 303
Oh ok. Is it very white.?
__________________
Cichlid.Keeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 12:19 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ashleynicole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,787
I like pool filter sand from home depot

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
ashleynicole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 01:07 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Cichlid.Keeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashleynicole View Post
I like pool filter sand from home depot

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Aquarium Advice mobile app

But I only saw it in a beige color
__________________
Cichlid.Keeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 01:26 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Jmunroe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Posts: 682
The pool filter sand I have is white. The play sand around here at those places is the sandy beige colour. Pool filter sand is also slightly bigger grains than play sand and doesn't get in your filters as easy. Which ever sand you get rinse it a ridiculous amount. When you think you've rinsed it enough... rinse it 6 more times.
__________________
Jmunroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 01:52 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Normalnot1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona
Posts: 64
I use silica sand. Very white.
__________________

__________________
Normalnot1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aquarium, aquarium sand, sand

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.