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Old 08-26-2003, 11:05 AM   #11
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A LOT!! Follow the adviced of getting the same calcium based playsand from the HD. Make sure it says silica free. The brands mentioned meet that criteria and is sterilized ( remember kids play with it).
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Old 08-26-2003, 11:58 AM   #12
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how much is the sand for aquariums

Anywhere from $4 - $40 for a 40lb bag, depending on where you get it from.
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Old 08-26-2003, 01:02 PM   #14
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as stated, the "aquarium argonite" sand is priced quite high for no real reason other than trying to cash in on a niche market. On average, buying argonite sand "for aquarium use" can cost about $1 per pound. You can buy the same sand "for sand boxes" for about .10 (ten cents) a pound. Which is actually more than I paid for mine. I paid $3.xx for a 50 pound bag of OldCastle play sand (western NY area)
A home improvement store or even a gardening store is truely your best bet.
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approx $1.00 per lb from what I have been finding

20lb bags cost me $20.00 here at my LFS


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I got a price of 7 dollars for 50 pounds of Southdown at Home Depot in Wausau, Wisconsin.
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