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Old 05-31-2004, 06:27 PM   #1
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Ok what do i look for when i go to get playsand from Home depot the bag has no ingredients on it all i see is silica free cleaned playsand safe for children and animals
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Old 05-31-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
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all i see is silica free cleaned playsand
That's basically what you need to see. It should ensure you are getting an oolitic aragonite. The final test would be place some of the sand in a small bowl and add a tspn or two of vinegar. If it fizz's up, you definately have aragonite.

FWIW, pure silica if fine as well. It won't add to the buffering capability as the aragonite would but it still works as a biological/substrate base. Just watch for silica's that are not as pure, they can contain other metals and impurities.

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http://www.crabstreetjournal.com/pro...lplaysand.html

i stole that from the play sand thread in general discussion. I don't know what they have in VA, but we have the stuff in the blue bag in CT. It looks real nice in the tank too. HTH
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Any suggestions for those of us on the west coast who can't get southdown at HD?
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Old 06-01-2004, 06:21 AM   #5
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Any kind of playsand will work fine, it has to be safe for kids to swallow it by the pound to be considered playsand. Don't get construction grade as it is whatever happens to get pulled from the ground.
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bkcup, i found some in Rosemead Homedepot not far from L.A. area
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WWodyz, how much did they have there? I need 400 lbs.
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Old 06-01-2004, 10:33 PM   #8
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Alright, I bought some play sand that said old castle on it but after getting it home, I see that it is made in MI and has a breathing warning about silica. Does not say 100% though.

Would this be ok to use in my fuge? I have about 20lbs+ of aragonite in there already but I wanted to add a bit more. Would this be ok or not advised? I bought all LFS sand before and I can get 30 lbs for $22 but I only want to add 20lbs or so.

Should I just bite the bullet on the sand. It is a pretty white sand
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Wwodyz, thanks for the help- I'll give them a try. (I'll tell 'em to save some for you too, tmcpeek)
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pallets full

sorry replied late but they have 2 pallet full last time i checked. im thinking of getting some more sand. PM me and will talk, i just live around that particular home depot.
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