Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
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 03-02-2004, 12:00 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: kansas city area
Posts: 11
how much does sand cost?

how much does sand cost for reef aquariums. i was thinking and doing some research and it seems very expensive. if i wanted a deep sand bed, say 4 inches, does all for inches have to be the same sand or can it be a combo of cheap sand at the bottom and expensive sand at the top?
__________________

__________________
thanks

jd
dittmerj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2004, 08:55 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Biggen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Panama City FL
Posts: 1,817
It depends on which kind of sand you can find. Southdown play sand is the same thing as Caribsea's Aragamax sand. Southdown goes for around 7$ for a 50lb bag at HomeDepot. Caribsea's Aragamax goes for around 25$ for a 30lb bag at the LFS.

Anything that is marked for aquarium use is quite a bit more expensive that one that is not. Even if the products are identical.

If you are wanting to set up a DSB, you can use multiple types of sand as long as the grain size is no larger than 1mm, preferable smaller. Typically you want to look for sugar sized grains or "oolitic sand" as it is called. Here is a great site that will help explain how to set up a DSB: http://www.rshimek.com/reef/sediment.htm
__________________

__________________
Rodman
Biggen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2004, 09:59 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: ohio
Posts: 440
I get caribi 50lbs for $20 and live sand is $2.50
__________________
kidkameleon3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2004, 02:37 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Check in the garden section of your local Home Depot for 'Carribean Play Sand', sold under teh brand name of Southdown, YardRight or Old Castle. It's around $5.00 for a 50 pound bag.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cost iwantareef16 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 27 03-28-2011 06:47 AM
How much did it cost?? madchild24 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 22 06-18-2005 10:52 PM
Cost on 55 Gallon PK Tester Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 12-13-2004 08:00 PM
How much does it cost pondmom Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11 12-04-2003 09:31 PM
How much do you think all this would cost me? Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 06-17-2003 11:26 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.