We special ordered the regular CarribSea Oolitic sand (8 bags of it) from Critter Company. OMG it was a hassle!
We had to pay for half up front before they would order. They said they would call us when it arrived. Several days passed, so we stopped back in to see what was up and there was our sand sitting on the shelves for sale.
The owner's kid was working the counter and didn't know anything about it, and she was completely more interested in her phone call.
LOL! Gabe got tired of waiting for her to finish her call and began loading the bags into our truck while I tried to interest her in the sand situation.
In the end we had to endure her rolling eyes and long sighs and blatent fibs for a LONG 30 minutes before we got out of there. She even tried to say that she DID try to call and we were never home. Hahahaha! You shoulda seen her face screw up unpleasantly when we asked what number she called... 'cause we gave her 2 numbers. One was to our home where we have an answering machine and caller ID. And the other number we gave them was a business number with a live phone operator 24/7.
AhhHHHHH! Heehee, what I would give for a local QUALITY fish store!
Really if I was gonna do it all again, I'd just order straight from Drs Foster and Smith. They carry all the g00d stuff. Heres a quick link to their Tahitian Black Sand.