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Old 07-22-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
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Where to get aragonite and base rock in Canada?

Does anyone know anywhere in Canada (specifically I'm in Ottawa) to get dry base rock and aragonite? I tried the HomeDepot play sand but it failed the vinaiger test.

I could order the base rock on-line from the states but I think after shipping etc it will likely cost as much as the lr from my lfs.

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Old 07-22-2004, 08:54 PM   #2
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Well I found the aragonite at Rona in the stone yard. They just call it white play sand...still looking for base rock though.

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Old 07-22-2004, 09:55 PM   #3
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>>HiRocks<< delivers to Canada although you will need to pay a bit extra for freight. Just send them an e-mail with the location of the nearest airport and they should be able to give you a pretty detailed quote.

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Hi all, in regards to the Rona "white play sand", is this aragonite? It is made by Bomix or Bromix? It has no mention of being aragonite on the packaging. Thanks.
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Ok I tested it with vinegar and it appears to be fizzing. Are the bubbles one or two per second or is it supposed to froth like a tums?
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Old 08-27-2004, 05:55 PM   #6
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http://maskcanada.org/bomix_southdown/

See here for better information....appears that this stuff is acceptable.
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Old 08-27-2004, 06:55 PM   #7
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If the one you tested fizz's in a similar fashion as on the website, you should be good to go. If silica, it would react same as if you'd poured plain water on it... no fizz.

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