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Old 07-20-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
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Homedepot sand???

i just read a post asking about sand to be used in a tank is that safe???? i wish i would of known i just paid 55 dollars for a 50 pound bag at lfg. darn
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Old 07-20-2004, 05:32 PM   #3
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man ya can make a fortune off of sand who would of thought hhehehe
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Only if you're lucky enough to have your local home depot already carrying the stuff.
The ones here do NOT carry the proper stuff...its all silica sand.
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:07 PM   #5
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so there is a sand that i could buy aslong as it doesnt have silica in it right? im look in2 it
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yes tropical sand or aragonite (calcium carbonate based) - this will help buffer the ph
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Also, for those looking for the Tropical Playsand at HD, it's usually in the garden section, not with all the other silica based playsands and cement.

This may be a bit off topic, but does anyone know if the "reptile sand" you see at pet stores that say it's calcium carbonate basically this same sand?
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Jeff,
on another forum yesterday they were debating reptile sand. I believe it was mostly agreed that it was some kind of calcium based sand.
however it seems like it'd be too fine grained for a good marine substrate.
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Actually, I was going the other direction. I was thinking the HD sand my be an alternative for those that have reptiles. My wife bought a small bag of reptile sand for a craft project. I belive it was a 1 lb bag and it was $7-$8. It look pretty close to what I bought at HD for $7 for 50 lbs.

Just trying to look out for those AA members that may also have reptiles .
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yea i don't see why it wouldn't be great in a reptile setup
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