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Old 10-17-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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sand?

Hi, just curious but is there an alternitive to exspensive pet store sand?

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
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Pool sand and hardware sand are ok but very very very messy every time you move something!!

But the price is very very very lower!!
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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Pool sand and hardware sand are ok but very very very messy every time you move something!!

But the price is very very very lower!!
Lol
Dont care about the mess. Lol a buck a pound is kinda pricey. I'm just trying to get sand salt and water in the tank. Then start some rock. Not trying to get any fish for a while just want to start something.
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I used pool filter sand in my 125g tank, 250lbs of it! LOL It cost about $5 for 50lbs. The only caveat is that it needs to be rinsed really really well. It took me hours to clean mine, I rinsed it in water until the water ran clear. there was alot of dust and debris in the bags.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:11 AM   #5
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I used pool filter sand in my 125g tank, 250lbs of it! LOL It cost about $5 for 50lbs. The only caveat is that it needs to be rinsed really really well. It took me hours to clean mine, I rinsed it in water until the water ran clear. there was alot of dust and debris in the bags.
I got a 5 gallon bucket. Ill rinse small amounts really well. Thanks! Scored a protien skimmer for $25!
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I used pool filter sand in my 125g tank, 250lbs of it! LOL It cost about $5 for 50lbs. The only caveat is that it needs to be rinsed really really well. It took me hours to clean mine, I rinsed it in water until the water ran clear. there was alot of dust and debris in the bags.
I just hope I can find it at my menards or home depot. Middle of october in iowa most the pool stuff is gone...
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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.
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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.
How big a pain is it to rinse?
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Ehh wash a little by little in a bucket. It took about 2 hours or so to wash it all. It's not to bad.
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Ehh wash a little by little in a bucket. It took about 2 hours or so to wash it all. It's not to bad.
Will this work? Its all that menards has...

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