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Old 09-23-2003, 10:09 PM   #1
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Old Castle Sand? Is this correct?

I just got some "Play Sand" from Home Depot, the manufacturer is Old Castle from somewhere in PA. It came in a 50LB bag for like 5 bucks. It's silica free, and sterile. Is this the right stuff?

I'm thrown off because on the back of the package it says not recommended for aquariums.

Please advise.
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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Southdown = Old Castle. They must put that on the package to honor their agreement with Caribsea, which gets their sand from the same place.
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I just got in 1000 lbs from pennsylvanie of southdown/oldcastle sand. it is what you want in your tank. lucky you for $5 with shipping i ended up paying $13 a bag but still cheaper that lfs.
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You will still have to introduce LS into the aquarium for a DSB. Theres many other types you can use from whta i have read....What made you decide to buy that much?
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Did you say 1000 pounds!!! What size tank do you have bro?
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10 gallon lolol j/k
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Old 09-25-2003, 10:42 AM   #7
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180 gallon tank
4-6 inch sand bed which is going to take approximately 600 lbs.
The reason I ordered so much is because the person who ordered a pallet got about 10 broken bags and I wanted to be sure and have enough, plus I am gonna give a guy a bag for some ls to seed mine. Plus I am considering changing my 55 into sw and use my 45 as its sump. So the extra sand will be used eventually for one thing or another.
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