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Silica Sand

Discussion in 'Sediment / Substrate' started by inkslinger, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. inkslinger

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    Any one have luck with silica sand? I have got a store that sells #10 and #20 size gravel for like around $10 or $20. for a 50lb bag. pretty cheap to fill a 60x18 , 2 or 3in high.
     
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    That's basically what I'm using, 30 grit tan blasting sand. $17 for 100 lbs. Completely inert, just add water... and everything else!
     
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    where you get yours?
     
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    Lowe's -- a huge hardware/lumber/construction supply joint.
     
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    Sand works and has worked for many decades now. Just keep in mind that column fertilization is needed as nothing is in the substrate. If it is "good quality", it should not be dusty at all. However, in time even this substrate will be enriched by detritus.
     
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