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Old 05-23-2004, 12:15 AM   #71
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OK...the Dixie White Playsand is not the stuff. I poured some distilled white vinagar on it and ...nuthin...I bought it anyway because I need some sand to put on my stepps for the pool so it was not a waste.

It was $20.00 and some change for 300 pounds....would have been a great deal...LOL

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I ended up having to spend about 50 bucks for 60 lbs of Carib Sea Aragonite.

sucks, but it is the only way I am getting Argonite sand here in Peoria, IL. Good thing I only have a 37 gallon tank!
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Old 05-23-2004, 10:34 PM   #73
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Well, I went to HD in Elk Grove Village, some 60 miles from my house. But, I got the stuff. $6.99 a bag (50 lbs), Carribean Playsand by OldCastle. I puchased a measly 300 lbs. Thanks to Mad Mech Master (Kudos) for the tip about the sand. Now I just got to figure out the best way to get it into my tank.

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Old 05-27-2004, 09:46 AM   #74
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I too saw the "old castle" stuff at meijer in S. IN. When I got it home it had a blurb on the bag about silica and inhaling. I just want one bag for the fuge and I can almost get LS for the price of bagged sand at the LFS.
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Old 06-03-2004, 02:00 PM   #75
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Anywhere in the Hampton Roads area?
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:16 PM   #76
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argonite play sand in South Carolina

Anyone know of a place to obtain aragonite play sand in the Upstate region of South Carolina? My local Home Depot and Lowes only carry sakrete and quickrete silica sand.
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ok....since everyone else is asking. Does anyone know of a store in the Dallas TX area that I can buy this "chosen" sand from
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From Dallas, I'd make a day trip to the Houston, while there hit the coast and go out into the water and scoop up a vew buckets. Pre-Cycled live argonite sand loaded with pods etc! Can't go wrong!

You could do the same thing in SC. From Spartanburg to Charleston is about 3.5 hours. Make a day of it

For anyone getting sand from the beach PLEASE observe local laws in what limits there are to how much you can take. Most local laws limit you to a certain number of "buckets" per day or week (if its legal at all). Find out what the local laws are before going obviously!
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Old 06-12-2004, 01:59 PM   #79
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I found some sand called.....garden basics at wally world. When I added the vinegar it foamed just a little bit. What do you think?
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Might have been dirt, it should foam like it's being disolved.
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