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Old 02-23-2005, 11:56 PM   #11
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Hey mjvincent...

We have been searching frantically for sand ourselves, and we made a great discovery. There's this website for the Marine Aquarist's Association of South Texas www.maast.org that we stumbled upon. There is a forum for selling/trading, and there is sand available. Apparently the company can't sell the sand here in the south as the cheap playsand (it's the same exact company that sells the Carib Sea aragonite aquarium sand). Something about non-competition agreements. But these guys from MAAST arranged to buy the sand directly from YardRight - they had to get 16 pallets of it! Holy cow! So anyway, this one guy named Ed has it and it's $15 per 40 lb bag. We went tonight and picked up three and he had a bunch more still at his house, and I guess he goes and picks up a few more pallets of it from wherever they delivered all 16 pallets when he needs more. Here's a link to that thread:

http://www.maast.org/index.php?name=...8845&start=105

Good luck! Thought I could be of some help since you're in Texas, too
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Old 02-24-2005, 08:56 AM   #12
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You are lucky to have found it... Congrats... I ended up paying a little more for my sand but am on my way...
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I know this thread hasn't been touched in a couple days but I'd just like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to demodiki for posting that link!! I was able to contact Ed and buy 2 bags so I can create my DSB.

So thank you, you saved me ALOT of money.
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Old 02-26-2005, 04:52 PM   #14
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Yay, I'm so happy we could help! We were so excited to find it ourselves. Good luck with your DSB

I like the forum over there, too. We're thinking about joining MAAST. They have monthly meetings - next is March 13 that we're thinking of going to. Not sure if you saw that, but it's a pretty neat thing to have a local group here in south Texas.

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