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Old 06-10-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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can someone help me with getting some ?? ill pay the shipping and there time if fare!!drove to florida and stopped along the way at a few homedepot with no luck seen stuff that might of worked but didnt want to chance it !! live in illinois and cant find it !!! i did find a site selling reef sand for $30 for 40 lbs not bad !! mabe be better that way this stuff gold or what hehehe
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it's like 50 lbs a bag... but costs 5 bucks a bag so shipping would really not be sensible...

http://www.marks-aquaticlife.com/southdown.html
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they have it at the home depot on bluemound road waukesha, wi.
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Also might try Home Depot at

2000 August dr
Ontario, Ohio 44906
419-529-0015

I got some there but that was awhile back.

It also comes under another brand name, but for the life of me I can't remember the name
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if you come to ohio they have it in toledo
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Have you tried getting your local Home Depot to do a stock transfer from a store that does stock it? I've heard of a few rare instances where this has actually worked, maybe you'll get lucky. As far as shipping some to you I've done a lot of research on different shipping methods and Grayhound bus is about as cheap as it comes but it still isn't really feasible.
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YardRight Tropical play sand, straight from the caribbean is the same as south down have also heard some walmarts are stocking it by some castle name...good luck.
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If your looking for an alternitive to southdown then you might want to look at. http://www.purearagonite.com/home.HTMl

the cost is a bit more but if your having to have it shipped any way maybe you can do some kind of bulk purchase deal in your area and purchase a 1/2 or even a full pallet of this stuff.
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alrmc4, you mentioned walmart is stocking it by some "castle name" I actualy was going to post this question myself.

I went to my HomeDepot and found ONE bag of southdown sand and cheered! Literaly sitting right next to it was a pallet full of sand in a nearly identicle bag! Same colors, same words same little kid cartoon on the front and everything. Looking closely I found there were three differences:
Onc said "Southdown" in big letters at the top of the bag, the other did not.
Also, the other bag had "Oldcastle Stone products" in little letters at the bottom, the southdown bag did not.
The oldcastle bag said "not recommended for aquarium use" in tiny letters near the bottom of the bag.

Is oldcastle the same as southdown? same company etc? The sand itself looks identicle as well.
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I just found this:
http://www.justphish.com/drygoods/southdownsand.htm
which states the sand is seasonal! So the reason many home depots may not have had it before was because of this. you might want to re-check some of those home depot stores.
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