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Old 01-18-2010, 06:21 AM   #1
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Looking for Leftover Sand and Flourite

Heya folks,
I'm starting up a 5.5 gallon and all I have left to get is the substrate. Being on a student budget and living in a dorm with little room, I don't need a 50lb bag of pool sand sitting around. Flourite would be a great help also, but again, don't really want 20lbs of Flourite sitting around.

If anyone has some leftover pool sand and flourite they could donate, I only need 3-5 pounds of each, and I'd pay the shipping.

Thanks very much,
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Heya folks,
I'm starting up a 5.5 gallon and all I have left to get is the substrate. Being on a student budget and living in a dorm with little room, I don't need a 50lb bag of pool sand sitting around. Flourite would be a great help also, but again, don't really want 20lbs of Flourite sitting around.

If anyone has some leftover pool sand and flourite they could donate, I only need 3-5 pounds of each, and I'd pay the shipping.

Thanks very much,
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if you setting up a saltwater tank you dont want to use pool sand it is very bad, and will be alot of problems for you
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He mentioned Flourite, which is an enriched planted-tank substrate....and plants can only mean one thing..
Right?
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Yep, craigslist is your best bet for this.
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Check the mom and pop stores sometimes they have torn bags they are willing to sell. Local aquarium forums is another good place to pick up small amounts of substrate.
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fyi, shipping will cost more than what it would cost to buy a bag of sand... like the others mentioned, place a wanted ad on craigslist. you may even luck out and find a nice healthy tank that somebody will let you get some out of, then speed up the cycle tremendously
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Craigslist! Great idea! Thanks very much for the help, folks.
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