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Old 06-02-2005, 09:15 PM   #41
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Thanks Brenden. I won't be needing a whole lot, probably 125 lbs or so. Let me know when you get it.

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Old 06-03-2005, 10:40 AM   #42
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Man, I can't find any white sand. The only play sand I've found so far is brown in color and I'm pretty sure that's not the right stuff. I was wondering what you used to seed it? If I go to the coast can I bring back a little sand from that to seed my sand, provided I find some. I won't be setting up my new aquarium for a couple of months, but can I go ahead and add the playsand with the mixture with some saltwater and let it set and grow then when my aquarium is ready I can add it at that time? Anyone find the sand in the TX area?
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:03 AM   #43
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Not sure you want to use beach sand that you find on the coast. All sorts of impurities and stuff.

I went to Walmart, yesterday, and got their sand, which was made for Walmart by "Old Castle." So I'm following Kam's suggestions (Kam, you're on the hook for this one... ).

I'm going to mix that about 50/50 with some live sand (you can get it online for not too much), and hope that seeds the playsand.

We'll see how it goes.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:10 PM   #44
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Humm, I don't know I've got to find some sand first. I guess I'll be happy to find the sand at this point.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:24 PM   #45
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I have seen this all over in IL, toys-r-us, home depot, walmart

whats the big deal with the sand.. I am not to sure but wondering

and the test how do you test it just mix it in vinegar?
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:39 PM   #46
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Mix a little bit with white vinegar, and it should fizz of carbon dioxide bubbles. Simple chemistry.

I'll need to check it out myself! Got about 20 walmart locations to investigate!
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I check with the walmart here in MN and found the same brand of stuff but not white....brown playsand.....dang!
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Be cautious of the Garden Basics sand packed by Old Castle for Walmart. There have been more cases of it not fizzing than fizzing. Just be sure to check it.
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FYI:

Do not just pour the sand into your tank even if you are starting a cycle. You will have a cloudy mess. I have done a 30% water change flushed my canister filter twice and my tank is still a little cloudy... it should be fine in the morning I hope...
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