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post #11 of 22 Old 06-27-2012, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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80 lb. Concrete Mix-110180 at The Home Depot
This?
wouldent it turn to concrete?
I think i might actually have some of this...

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post #12 of 22 Old 06-27-2012, 11:51 PM
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That stuff will turn into concrete but THIS wont and is what is used in your pool filter.

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post #13 of 22 Old 06-28-2012, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Well, i was only saying pool filter sand cause i thought i had what i needed.
And apparently pool filter sand is too white, and causes a glare.
Which quickrete do you use Byron?
Its a good thing i have you guys..id end up with a cement block in the bottom of my rinsing bucket!

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post #14 of 22 Old 06-28-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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50 lb. All-Purpose Sand-115251 at The Home Depot
this?>

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Well, i was only saying pool filter sand cause i thought i had what i needed.
And apparently pool filter sand is too white, and causes a glare.
Which quickrete do you use Byron?
Its a good thing i have you guys..id end up with a cement block in the bottom of my rinsing bucket!
Under color it says it's tan.

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post #16 of 22 Old 06-28-2012, 12:13 AM
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I used this in my 180g tank and it never caused any issues.

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post #17 of 22 Old 06-28-2012, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Okay....Im just nervous im going to buy the wrong thing!
I dont have a car, and my parents are only available sometimes..id hate to have to go back and return what i bought!

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Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
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How much is the quickrete per package? and how much sand do you actually get outta the bag?
At my store in Cincinnati, It's $3.95 per 50 pound bag. For a 55, you'd probably need 2-3 bags to get about a 2 inch coverage.

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post #19 of 22 Old 06-28-2012, 08:25 AM
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At my store, the Pavestone Play Sand is stocked in the outside garden area with the pea gravel, pond stones, marble chips, etc. It might be a regional product.

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post #20 of 22 Old 06-28-2012, 08:28 AM
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One bag should be fine in a 55g tank. Unless you planning on having deep root plants about 1 LB per gallon is enough to give a cover of about an inch. No harm though in getting 2 bags, they should be about $3-4 dollars a bag for 50lb bags as mentioned.

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220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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