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Old 06-28-2004, 02:18 PM   #111
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FYI--I could be wrong but I would highly suggest rinsing the sand heavily before use. Great sand but extremely high powder content. Very hard to filter it out.
You're not "wrong" but it is a matter of opinion. Some believe the silt sized grains to be just as beneficial as the larger sized grains. I tend to agree and wouldn't rinse any sand that I got. But I also hear about just as many people filtering their sand as those who don't.
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Old 06-30-2004, 01:47 PM   #112
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Don't bother gettin Old Castle in California from HD. I called the Pennsylvania stores and got the SKU. Then called customer service and they said since this product is not in the "west coast market" (why I don't know) they cannot ship to the west coast. Went to California store and their computers cannot even pull up the SKU.
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If anyone in the St. Louis area is interested in getting some Old Castle Tropical sand, the Fairview Heights, IL HD has 12 bags left. I had some transfered in from another store and they sent too much. It isn't out on the floor yet, but I suspect it will be soon.

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Old 07-08-2004, 09:05 PM   #114
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hhmm... looks like find cheap sand in sunny california is going to be difficult...
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:48 PM   #115
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New LFS in Macomb County, MI (in Macomb Township) is carrying Old Castle. Bit pricey, at 10.99 for a 50lbs. bag, but it still beats the CaribSea 20lbs. for $18. They only got the one pallet, and said that alone was tough. So, it might be gone soon.
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:55 PM   #116
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whats the name of the store?
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:00 PM   #117
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Deep Blue Reefs ... 21 Mile & Garfield roads, in the shopping plaza w/ the Aco.
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Old 07-09-2004, 07:56 PM   #118
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Home Depot on Westnedge has the good stuff! 8)
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Forgive me for sounding dumb...

Is the Old Castle sand "live" like the sand that you get at the LFS?
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Is the Old Castle sand "live" like the sand that you get at the LFS?
The only diff is it's dry sand. no it won't be considered live sand but once you put it in your tank and seed it with live rock or live sand from a friend it will become live sand. HTH
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