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Old 01-10-2005, 02:35 PM   #171
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You could easily have a better chance of getting it in the spring to summer. It is a seasonal product.
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:53 AM   #172
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I just went to the HD on the corner of my street and they had -3 on stock... but they did a search for the nearest HD that had some in stock and to my luck this other HD about 20min away had 7 left. Only thing is that i thought you guys said it was like 3$ but when i got up to the cashier it rang up to 6.97 and i was like ahh man i didnt bring enough money
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:41 AM   #173
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Re: In negotiations with HD in California!

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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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Any update yet? Also, I sent you a PM Rob.
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:07 AM   #174
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Is it better to get aragonite? I know caribsea cost a lot more but it is better for your tank?
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:52 AM   #175
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caribsea is argonite. no difference. (except I think some caribsea has sea shells in the sand which burrowers use to help prop up their homes.)
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:20 AM   #176
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I have 3 bags of southdown that I wanted to get rid of. PM me if you want it.
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lol this stuff is dirt cheap... now once you establish your tank with this as your substate will it then become live sand?
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lol this stuff is dirt cheap... now once you establish your tank with this as your substate will it then become live sand?
sure enough
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Do you cure it before adding to an established tank? I have some live sand and lots of live rock. My tanks three years old. I would love to have more sand but not at the cost of cycling. Would I have to cure it in a seperate tank?
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Adding sand is not going to cause a new cycle to start. It will cause a sandstorm for days or weeks depending on how much you add. Once the sand is coated with bacteria it will settle within minutes.
So, cure it outside of the tank in a large container (surface area) to get the bacteria coating the sand. Then add it slowly, no more than a ¬Ĺ" to 1" at a time.
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