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Old 10-11-2005, 12:19 PM   #261
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hey I got lucky and found 10 50#bags of southdown at Home Depot in Huntsville Al on N memorial prkwy and bought them all for 2.99$ per bag they said they were willing to special order it in for you just goto the contractors desk.

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Old 10-21-2005, 10:20 PM   #262
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better check it with vinegar. Some of it is not aragnite

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Old 11-24-2005, 03:30 AM   #263
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I think that I saw a Phoenix question a few pages ago. I just bought 300lbs of "Play Sand" at Home Depot (I've seen the exact same stuff in several stores). The one I went to had 3 pallets of it in the shelving and the store employee said they get a few pallets in each week. There doesn't seem to be any shortage. I did the vinegar test, it bubbled. The sand bag doesn't say anything about slica on it. It was $4.95 / bag. The bag is white, the sand is white.
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:38 PM   #264
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recently bought 6x 50 lb bags from Toy's-R-Us $5 each. Has a white castle on the front of it didn't bubble with vinegar.
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:39 PM   #265
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Quick question. I just read through about 8 pages and didn't find my answer. Does this have any benefit or detriment for use in a FW setup? Thanks.

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Old 01-03-2006, 10:16 PM   #266
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This is NOT for fw use. It can buffer the pH to a 8.0 or higher value.
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Old 01-06-2006, 01:58 PM   #267
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It depends on what kind of freshwater fish you plan to keep. For example, it would be great in an African Rift Lake Cichlid tank because their pH is naturally that high. You would not want to use it for fish that come from places such as the Rio Negro where the pH can be as low as 3-4. They would probably die instantly.
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:01 PM   #268
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I Found some aggregate sand at my local Home Depot. The brand is Pavestone "High desert sand". I actually called the manufacture to make sure it was pure and they informed me that it is 100% aggregate with no silica. I paid roughly $5 per bag. I think they are 50lbs each but not sure (they arnt labeled with weight)

Ill do a viniger test later tonight to make sure they where not lieing
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:01 PM   #269
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See my post to you in your other sand thread.
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:15 AM   #270
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Found this at Home Depot

Kolor Scape White Play Sand

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Old Castle retail inc.
8201 Arrow Ridge Blvd.
Charlotte, South Carolina

Says on bag do not use for aquarium
This is obviously the wrong stuff, isnt it?

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