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Old 05-27-2005, 10:23 PM   #241
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the garden basics around here is not the right stuff, but someone did post on here that they got garden basic and it was the right stuff for them. I dont remeber where he lived but i think it was new york so you might have a chance that it is the right stuff. Try the vinegar test and let us know.
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Old 05-29-2005, 08:13 PM   #242
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fantasy sand

I found some fantasy sand today at home depot.
its made by coastal supply co. Anyone know anything about it?
If not I guess i'll buy some and to the vinegar test.
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Old 05-31-2005, 03:12 PM   #243
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Awesome! Ive been wondering about this myself.
Ill have to check out the local home depot
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:25 PM   #244
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Well I just spent an hour on the phone calling Home Depots and they say they cannot get sand from east coast stores. I'm contemplating just using the stuff they have here in Oceanside, CA. It's Paragon Play Sand in 50lb bags. Any one know any tricks to get HD to transfer product? I've done alot of reading online and it seems that the "don't use silica sand" hype is just that Hype. Does most everyone agree that non argonite sand will suffice to make a Deep Live Sand Bed? (It just won't buffer)
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:15 AM   #245
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No personal experience but read several places it packs and does not make good DSB. Also if you have borrows or bottom swimmers it will scratch their bellies and cause infections. Standard silica sand is just finely crushed rock.
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Old 07-14-2005, 09:46 PM   #246
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Play Sand

I just got four 50 lbs bags of Quickrete playsand at Lowes in Glen Burnie, Md for $1.98 a bag. It's green and red with a boy playing on it. Now before I put it in my brand new tank is that the right stuff?
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Old 07-15-2005, 01:35 AM   #247
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Re: Play Sand

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I just got four 50 lbs bags of Quickrete playsand at Lowes in Glen Burnie, Md for $1.98 a bag. It's green and red with a boy playing on it. Now before I put it in my brand new tank is that the right stuff?
From reading the second page in this thread, no it is not. I looked at the MSDS sheet from Quickcrete and it says they are Silicate based.

You have to be careful too because some bags have the Silicate warnings on them, and some don't, but are still silicate based.

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Old 07-15-2005, 03:34 PM   #248
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Ok, here's one for those of you in Delaware or Eastern Maryland.

The Home Depot on Route 40 (Pulaski Highway) in the Glasgow section of Newark, DE has the Oldcastle sand for $4.99 a bag. A little more than I've seen in this thread, but still much better than LS or getting argonite sand from an online source.

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try safesand.com
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can any one tell me where i can get some Southdown Play sand in the washington idaho area or what other brands i should look for
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