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Old 05-31-2005, 10:29 PM   #31
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yeah thats what I was thinking too... I might just want a 40 dollar 120 gal cube!
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:03 PM   #32
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I also tried the garden basic sand from walmart today I was so exicited and then
I got no repsponse.
home depot has some fantasy sand I guess I'll try it next.
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:38 PM   #33
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On the label for the Garden Basic, who was the manufacturer??
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Brenden I live in Monroe and I checked the Garden Basics sand I found at Wal-Mart in Lancaster, SC. I didn't get any bubbles. So I guess its the wrong stuff too.

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Old 06-01-2005, 09:32 PM   #35
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I found the garden basics at Walmart today, my question is can I just dump it in with my existing sand?
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:27 PM   #36
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As of this week I may have a pallet of the good stuff on the way. I did not want a pallet but that is what they required to order it and I figured my tank is big enough that would eventually use it.. When/if I get it you are welcome to some at cost.
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:28 PM   #37
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I would check it before I used it. Kam is the only one that got a "fizz" from it.
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I did check it and and it fizzed like crazy, so can i just add it to my tank?
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Those of you without the "fizz". Have you read the packaging to see if perhaps some other company is producing this sand for Walmart and selling as Garden Basics??
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:38 PM   #40
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The garden basic sand I bought at walmart says packaged for walmart by Old Castle stone products. I have 15 bags of it if you would like some?

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Some people wash it to get the small particles out so it will not cloud your water.
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Some claim the smaller particles are more beneficial for the bacteria than the large particles.
I guess it is personal preference.
If it is a new tank that is cycling I would dump it in otherwise I would wash it a little to eliminate some of the cloudiness.
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