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Old 02-07-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
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Sand

OK, I've seen on here he previous posts what type of play sand to buy. Now I can't find them. Could someone please repeat it for the thousandth time please.
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Old 02-07-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
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Southdown tropical play sand found at some home depots. The newer brand name for the same product is New Castle I believe.
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Thanks so much Wally.
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Your very welcome, remember not to rtinse it out before use. Youll want the small particals in the sand bed.
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The Home Depot's around here all have Basalite. Is this not the same stuff?
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What sand type can be used? Is aragonite ok?
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No the bags are labeled (red and blue label 50 lb bags) Southdown, Tropical , Playsand. Soft Texture.Sterilized. Silica free. From the Caribbean. I have 4 bags in my garage the SKU number is 906020100. I would go to home Depot and give them that number and see if any local stores have it in stock and if so see if they can transfer some over to your store.
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I can't find old castle, new castle or any castle but white castle and I don't think hamburgers are going to do me any good.

I was told by my LFS that I can use regular play sand as long as it is washed and sifted. He also advised to put the sand in boiling water first.

Is this still a bad idea?
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How big is your tank?
You need 1 pound per gallon about... I can't imangine boiling 1 bag of sand...

Do more leg work.. Find the right bag...
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