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Old 03-02-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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QuickCrete <sp> sand from HD?

I have a HD about 90 mins away and they say they have "QuickCrete" playsand (washed, no silica). Does anyone know anything about this brand? I don't want to drive all that way to find out I can't use it

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Old 03-02-2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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no u want to stay away from quick crete cause it has silica, the old castle brand of play sand doesnt have silica that is found there. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=22188
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:26 PM   #3
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Hmmm... the guy I talked to said it was not silica...
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:56 PM   #4
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It needs to be a tropical calcium based sand.
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:49 AM   #5
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Hmmm... the guy I talked to said it was not silica...


hey never ask the HD guys)
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Old 03-03-2005, 03:49 AM   #6
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yea if you look at the sand and it has a glassy appearance or shimmer then it has silica usually.
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HD said no silica... You were probably talking to someone who didn't know there were different types of sand. I was on the phone for hours with HD and never did find any argonite sand... I would definitely look for the words TROPICAL playsand. Quickkrete sand is silica based. Here is the link with the MSDS for their products... http://www.quikrete.com/downloads/MS...d%20gravel.pdf
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I think its important to note that the tropical playsand that your looking for is not stocked by every Home Depot store across the country and is even quite a rare find. The stuff is simply not available in the west, where I moved from Idaho not long ago. I also can not find it in Virginia at my new residence. It has even been rumored that the company may stop making the sand altogether. If you do find some, get as much as you can. If you ask at your local Home Depot, chances are they have no idea what your talking about and cant even get the stuff delivered to their store. Dont ask me why..it seems silly to me.
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:03 AM   #9
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OK, thanks for the info.
Looks like I'm stuck getting it at my lfs.
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:25 AM   #10
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Well, one more thing you could try is your local gardening store. I'm not sure if they have it but you could always try calling. Ask for a brand called "Yardright tropical playsand". The only reason I suggest this is I was checking out the Yardright website and it said something about contacting your local Garden center. Like I said, I'm not sure but you could always try.

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