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Old 05-28-2005, 07:49 PM   #11
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The KMart brand (Whitecastle sand) does have a warning about free silica, which all brands except the Wal-Mart brand seem to have.
I guess this means we probably shouldn't use this sand since it has silica in with the sand?
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HD's "White Play Sand" does have the disclaimer about "not for use in the aquarium".
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The KMart brand (Whitecastle sand) does have a warning about free silica, which all brands except the Wal-Mart brand seem to have.
I guess this means we probably shouldn't use this sand since it has silica in with the sand?
The warning is necessary because free silica is known to cause cancer. The amount is less than 0.05% according to the label. I plan on using it.

NOTE: I edited my post. I originaly typed 0.5% but the value on the bag is 0.05%.
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Also silica and sillicates are different beasts.
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Kam does the UPC #'s you gave include the ones before the scanning bars?
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I have the Garden Basics here in my town from Kmart. I will pick some up and give it a test........
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checked both kmart and walmart, negative for both i HAVE to get sand 2morrow, so im going to try a few other kmart and walmarts, with better luck. (i have 3 stores of every **** place within 5-10 miles away where i live.)

the walmart i went to had a brand called green leaf playsand, tried the vineger test, didnt fizz whatsoever.
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Kam does the UPC #'s you gave include the ones before the scanning bars?
The UPC code is just the #'s that were part of the bars (under).
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Kam does the UPC #'s you gave include the ones before the scanning bars?
The UPC code is just the #'s that were part of the bars (under).
To scan the UPC you need 12 digits.
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