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Old 01-16-2006, 12:52 AM   #11
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:03 PM   #12
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I Found some aggregate sand at my local Home Depot. The brand is Pavestone "High desert sand". I actually called the manufacture to make sure it was pure and they informed me that it is 100% aggregate with no silica. I paid roughly $5 per bag. I think they are 50lbs each but not sure (they arnt labeled with weight)

Ill do a viniger test later tonight to make sure they where not lieing
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:58 PM   #13
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Aggregate is aragonite. If it doesn't say tropical play sand it's probably silica based sand. There's no problem in using it, it's just a different type of substrate. I don't believe the aragonite will buffer the water to anything above a pH of 8.0 anyway (at least in my experience).

The tropical play sand is usually available in the garden section outside. They may still have a pallet or so left from last summer.
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It says play sand on it. Will it still work and become live sand even if it has some silica in it????
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Is it supposed to turn like a milky color when u add the viniger or is it supposed to like boil and foam up like crazy??????????????????????????
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Mine bubbled like alka seltzer when I added the vinegar. It was called Kolorscape playsand distributed by Old castle.
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