Old castle = Yardright = Southdown If I am not mistaken all three of these are and were made by the same company. I have checked at all the home depots and lowes in my area and they carry none of the three. They do however carry some just labeled playsand that is silica based and also the quickcrete brand which I know nothing about. From what I have read on here silica based is ok to use but it will irritate the inhabitants of the DSB
because it supposably has sharp edges where aragonite does not. Apparently Old castle, yardright, southdown are all three hard to find in the south for some reason so I would like some input from people in the southern states as to what they are using for a DSB
, (brand, type, where it was bought).
I dont mean to rant and rave its just I have bought all my equipment and everything and was going to buy the sand for the DSB
(the last thing I needed before the live rock) and now I have been stuck in the great sand debate for weeks now and am ready to sell everything just because I cant find the "right sand". I know I can buy aquarium sand at the LFS
but at $1.00 a lb when I know people have bought the "right" playsand for $10.00 or less for a 50lb bag It just seems useless to me. Thanks...