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Old 10-17-2011, 08:25 PM   #11
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Go to homedepo and get commercial grade quikrete fine sand. I just got 100lbs for $7 and used it to fill my sump with a dsb. It is washed kiln dried and almost silica free.

haha! i believe i found it! could you please confirm this is what you got??? its a little more than what you paid... dumb iowa. oh well looks like $5.50 for a 50lb bag. if this is what you used should I get 100 lbs for a 55 gallon tank? thanks!

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yes this is the sand i got. i also live here in iowa but i think it was on sale when i was buying it. like $3 something a bag.
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yes this is the sand i got. i also live here in iowa but i think it was on sale when i was buying it. like $3 something a bag.
And u haven't had any problems?
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nope, not that i know of. it is cheep, fine grade sand. the color is a little gray but under the right light i think it would have a white look to it. i cant really tell since i only have a pc on some macro algae and a turf scrubber
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nope, not that i know of. it is cheep, fine grade sand. the color is a little gray but under the right light i think it would have a white look to it. i cant really tell since i only have a pc on some macro algae and a turf scrubber
Thanks! I just couldn't see paying $45 for 40 lbs... I'm taking this veeerrryyyy slow. Lol salt waters expensive! Lol
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nope, not that i know of. it is cheep, fine grade sand. the color is a little gray but under the right light i think it would have a white look to it. i cant really tell since i only have a pc on some macro algae and a turf scrubber
Well after 2 hours of rinsing I FINALLY got it put into my tank! Sorry for the craply pics but I got the sand in and a couple inches of water.



It looks much clearer. I just poured in some water.

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