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Old 12-17-2004, 02:29 PM   #161
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Has anyone found any southdown/old castle in the ft. myers area of florida.

I live in Lee county but i'd be willing to go anywhere in southwest florida to get it.


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You live in Florida!
I can't imagine it should be too much of a problem finding sand -- even pool sand -- there.
Anyway, I am just being jealous. Naples, not too far from you, is where I would now like to be.
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:45 PM   #162
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I thought you might be interested in this thread I just saw. It is contributed by AA member Petersolson. If this is true it will be even harder to find the tropical sands.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=39142
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Old 12-28-2004, 07:08 PM   #163
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Concerning play sand found at HD, I was at the local HD and saw a stack of King play sand. They say it is beach sand. In the expert's opinion, would this be good, acceptable, bad, whatever to use as substrate for my SW tank? (Being cheap here....) This thing really interests me because they sell it for less than $6.00 CDN and I think I will require at least 10 bags if not more.

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Old 01-06-2005, 02:29 AM   #164
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Home Depot on Citrus in Harahan, LA (subdiv of New Orleans). 3 dollars for 50lbs. Bought mine 5 days ago.
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:40 AM   #165
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HD here in Ogden, Ut has it year around for less than $3 a bag.
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how much do you have to rinse it out and is it like caribsea or no? I dont mind shelling out 25$ a bag if it is better but u know 3-5$ a bag!!! u cant beat that with a baseball bat.
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:24 AM   #167
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Don't rinse it. The sand storm will settle as the grains become coated with bacteria. Mine took about two weeks to settle when I first added it. Now it settles in minutes if I pick up a handful.
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Old 01-08-2005, 01:48 PM   #168
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In negotiations with HD in California!

I have been in negotiations with a local HD store in Los Angeles County that is willing to ship in the golden & sought after "Old Castle Tropical Play Sand (Aragonite)" 50 lb bags with the little boy on the front!!! Shipping is going to have to be fronted by myself for the deal to go through, however, it doesn't seem like it would make a difference in price for them to ship out 50 pounds or 5000 pounds.

Southern Californians... who is willing to go in this with me and bring the prize back into our timezone?!!

$4.99 /bag, will hear from them on Monday 10th how much freight would be. Must be willing to pick up locally in Glendora & contribute to shipping costs from out of state. Glendora, CA 91740 (LA County, near Pasadena/Pomona/Irwindale/... short drive from Orange County/San Bernadino County)

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Good thing Ohio has a freaking HD on every corner... i guess its good to live out in the cuts sometimes
I guess i could make a good business decision and buy a ton of it and make some aragocrete base rock as soon as the weather gets warmer. The dude at my lfs store said he would love to take a look at my finished product and if he likes it he may just sell some in his store to see how it works...
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Old 01-10-2005, 01:47 PM   #170
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Does anyone know where i can get some old castle play sand in the St. Pete / Clearwater area of Florida? I've tried the HD and other stores in the area and none of them carry it. Would they be more likely to carry it closer to spring/summer?
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