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Old 11-20-2006, 02:26 PM   #1
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Did I read somewhere on here where you can use a certain type of playsand plus live sand and that will work.Does anyone know the name of the sand and where to buy it.someone said home depo

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The name of the sand is New(Old?)Castle, mined by a company in Florida. The sand, as of now and has been, is only available on the East Coast. I did research on this a long time ago, but apparently HD packages the sand under two names for commercial and retail use. I do not remember the other name, sorry. If you live on the East Coast and can find the mining company, you can pull up a pickup and take the sand for free....not bad!

Otherwise, you can go with the usual Caribsea or other brands.

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you can get play sand from anywhere. you have to make sure to get aragonite sand though. here is a link that roka and myself talked about this subject quite a bit.


it's about half way down the page. hopefully this helps you
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I agree, and remember that post, Steve. Here is another, longer one:
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