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    Question Sand?

    I'm setting up a tank and I've read that you can use play sand, pool filter sand and sand blasting sand.

    I was at TSC and picked up 150lbs of sand blasting sand. It says "non-silica" on it and was wondering if this is the right stuff to use?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Oh my that's expensive :canadian: oof:

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    BOMIX playsand is alright to use as it is a calcite based sand.
    sandblasting sand is also safe but I'm sure it should be silica sand not ''non silica''. The idea of silica sand having a bad effect has being disprooved.
    just regular play sand should be avoided because you don't know what impurities are in there.

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    were do you buy biomix?

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    I picked up 4 bags at the Rona store on Innes road last fall. It was in the outside of the lumber area.
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    What color is it ?
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    Very white.
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    Good stuff!

    So is it like southdown ?
    Mark
    50 Gal SPS/LPS Mixed Reef
    25 Gal Fuge
    Neptune Aquacontroller
    Pro Cal Calcium Reactor
    Acrylic City Kalk Reactor
    Euroreef CS6-3 Skimmer
    2x175W MH 1x250W MH 2x65W Actinics

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    Ok, I've put in the sand now after rinsing it. It was pretty clean and didn't take long to rinse at all. It is sugar sized and is coarse when wet but not too bad when submerged. Gonna try it out in a fresh water setup and see how it goes. hyeah:
    Oh my that's expensive :canadian: oof:

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