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post #11 of 17 Old 01-18-2010, 02:31 AM
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I have play sand in a number of my tanks. It does take a decent amount of rinsing before it can be added to the tank without clouding things up, but the extremely low cost ($4 for a 50lb bag vs. about $20 for a 20lb bag of aquarium sand) is worth it, if you ask me.

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post #12 of 17 Old 01-18-2010, 02:36 AM
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I use industrial fine sand from Quikrete...4 bucks a 50 lb bag. Washes fairly quickly and the result is well worth the effort.

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post #13 of 17 Old 01-18-2010, 11:12 PM
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I just use the spray nozzle outside; sand in bucket; add water; dump water-repeat 4-5times real quick and into the tanks no issues....maybe its just the brand I'm using or what I just don't have issues not in tanks with normal filters nor sponge filters.

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post #14 of 17 Old 01-19-2010, 01:00 AM
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I used Estes brand white marine sand in my tank and my kuhli loaches love it!! It was 4 dollars per 5 lb bag at my LFS. No problems with sucking it up in my filter either. It cleans easily with my siphon pump.
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post #15 of 17 Old 01-19-2010, 01:23 AM
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4 dollars for 5 pounds! Dude! youre getting ripped off!

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post #16 of 17 Old 01-19-2010, 05:08 PM
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It supply and demand....i live in Arkansas....not a lot of fish stores here, and shipping on the 20 lbs i used would have been more than i spent..
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post #17 of 17 Old 01-19-2010, 05:53 PM
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I used Estes brand
I just bought their black sand last year for one of my shrimp farm set ups, totally loveee it too.

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