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Old 01-09-2004, 10:49 AM   #1
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tank sand

Has anyone used reptile sand for their tanks? I like the look of really fine sand like the kind I have for my Leopard Gecko. I know the sand is 100% calcium carbonate so I an't think of any reason it would have any negative effects. If anyone can think of any please let me know.

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http://www.petluvers.com/trexcalcisandwhite.html

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Old 01-09-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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Im not sure if that sand is ok .I used agronite in m dsb.

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I'm not positive if it is ok or not. But it seems REALLY expensive. $9.99 for 5lbs. I think my Caribsea aragonite was like $30 for 30lbs. Living in New York you may be able to find Southdown or New Castle playsand at Home Depot, its great for SW aquariums and a 50lb bag is like $12 or so.
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Old 01-09-2004, 05:39 PM   #4
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well, i did some more hunting around. None of the HD around me carry the new castle sand. So i broke down and decided to buy the aragonite sand from PetSmart. Not what I wanted to do, but there was no other choice.

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Unfortunately, it is hard to come by playsand at this time of the year...I guess most people aren't playing in their sandboxes in right now.
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It is OLDcastle or southdown. Look for tropical playsand. there are other manufacturers as well.
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all we have is quickrete or tube of sand for the back of a pickup
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FYI Quickrete has Silica

http://www.quickrete.com/downloads/M...d%20gravel.pdf
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well, i did some more hunting around. None of the HD around me carry the new castle sand. So i broke down and decided to buy the aragonite sand from PetSmart. Not what I wanted to do, but there was no other choice
DOH!!! I have two bags sitting in my basement doing nothing but waiting for me to finish my tank stand.. I'd have happily offered them to ya given our proximity! I found them at the HD on Ridge Rd. Last Summer. I'll bet you'll find more there next spring. It's very seasonal.
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