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Old 10-01-2003, 10:37 AM   #11
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Strange. Around here they put playsand in the gardening area and leave the construction and sand blasing sand over in the construction area.

If its graded as playsand then it should be ok for your tank.

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If you go with silica sand dont go for the concrete sand thats is going to cause many issues down the road it will eventually break down and harden since it is used for cement. Use the silica sand that is used for sandblasting. All you have to do is ask for sandblasting sand and they will surely have some. Most playsand will have a brown look to it from what i have seen around this area where i live. If you want white you will have to sufice for silica sandblasting sand. HTH

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I agree with you gooyferret but I have reservation as far as sandblasting sand since the grains are sharp.... In my area I have found at a competitor of Home depot a very white playsand just like the one they use at those beautiful golf courses sand traps... So try to find that one or even go to a local golf club and ask ! You never know !
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Quickcrete play sand doesn't have cement in it. It has been washed and sterilized for use in sand boxes...I would personally find another brand of play sand other than quickcrete...There are a few brands at HD and Lowes.. Look in the garden section for these....One of them should be labeled in big blue letters Play Sand. The bag is made of a white like plastic mesh... When I went into my HD's to find the SD and OC, YR sand, this is the type they kept pulling up in the system...

It is whiter than the reg playsand... but it has all of the usual warnings about silica...and such...

The sand blasting sand is a good idea also, however, watch out for feldspar being in the mix...Try to make sure it is 100% silica...[/b]
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