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Old 05-24-2003, 05:28 PM   #1
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Source for cheap sand in Illinois

Anyone have a good source for sand in the Illinois area? Does Home Depot, Lowes or Menards (or anyone else for that matter) sell sand that is compatible with aquarium life?


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Old 05-25-2003, 04:12 AM   #2
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i just went to my local cement dealer and asked if they had any really fine sand. the guys hooked me up with like 3, 75 lbs. bags of sand blasting sand. very white and very fine. it all cost me 7 dollars.
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So, can I pick up any fine grain sand? Is there stuff I have to look out for that can be in comercial or play sand that will be fatal in my tank?
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i just used a silica based sand. i know playsand works as well. just look for small grain size.
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I got gulf white sand , silica sand at walmart. works great.
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I got gulf white sand , silica sand at walmart. works great.
Just picked some up tonight, looks good, I'll give it a try.


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The Home Depot in Homewood, IL has Southdown for $7.00 per bag. If you are a RC member check out this thread: http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=178772

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Old 06-13-2003, 09:55 PM   #8
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Southdown Tropical Play Sand in Chicagoland

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I have Southdown Tropical Play Sand in the Chicagoland area. Do a search on this site to find out how incredible this sand really is.
The only way I could get these 50 lb bags was to buy a whole pallet. Needless to say I didn't turn a swimming pool into a reef tank so I have a little extra. $17.50 sound reasonable and all the money made will go to trying to afford live rock. The next big step in the evolution of my tank
Let me know what you think, 35 cent a pound seem to blow the alternatives out of the water Thanks
Call me at my cell number and ask about the sand 630-880-8176
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