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Old 05-09-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Nor. Cal Play Sand

I'm located in Northern Cali (Sacramento area) and I'm trying to find a Home Depot/Lowes that carries play sand that I can use to start my 60 Gal. SW tank. I hear the right type is only found on the East Coast. Help please.
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Good looking out. Thanks.
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Anytime. You don't have a LFS that sells it? I like this Aragamax Sand . I bought 270 Lbs fromm them at one time, shipping was $15.99.
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I was trying to save some dough and buy it from the hardware stores, but I guess I'll have to break down and buy from my LFS. They have a 50lb bag for $19.95.
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That's actually a great price.
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Cool, then all I'll have to do is add a few lbs of LS to the mix correct?
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Rock and sand vs. LR/LS
"Live" in this sense means having the beneficial nitrifying bacteria that converts ammonia to nitrItes to nitrAtes. So sand and rock will become "live" once the cycle completes.
So, if you go to your grocery store and get 2 raw, unseasoned jumbo shrimp, dump them into your tank and let them decay, this will start your cycle.
Now you can "seed" your tank using Cured LR and or a few Lbs of sand from an estabilished tank. This is another alternative to going the shrimp route, assuming you get enought LR/LS to skip the cycle.
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Man I love this forum stuff. You guys/gals are GREAT!!!
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I was trying to save some dough and buy it from the hardware stores, but I guess I'll have to break down and buy from my LFS. They have a 50lb bag for $19.95.

whoa really!? can you tell me what the name of the place is or their location? Thanks!
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