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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003

    Southdown Playsand

     Anyone ever seen or heard of this sand in the Ottawa area? It is supposed to be like pure aragonite sugar sand. When you are setting up a tank the substrate can be a major expense. This stuff is supposed to be at Home Depot in The GTA.
     I've been a strong believer in very fine substartres. They area a pain to rinse and setup but the animals in a reff really seem to prosper.
    True Perc

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    ijo is offline
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    May 2011

    Re: Southdown Playsand

    I've been trying to get this stuff in the area with little to no luck...  I always thought it was only available in parts of the US.  I will place a call with Southdown and see if I can get a pallet of this stuff over the boarder.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003

    Re: Southdown Playsand

    There is another maker called Yard Right that makes a tropical playsand (aragonite). They have a website:

    I requested any info about Canadian distribution and will pass it on.
    True Perc

  4. #4
    Senior Member GoSUV's Avatar
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    Feb 2003

    Re: Southdown Playsand

    It seems this stuff is only available seasonally and in very limited part of the US. Last time I was in Maryland in Sep 2002, I couldn't find SouthDown sand in their Home Depots. Most of their gardening stuff isn't available in the fall. (Who the hell wants to setup a sandbox during the fall and have it covered by snow during the winter?)
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