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Old 01/09/2008, 12:05 PM
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What sand can i use?

I have been trying to find Yardright sand but It dont look like its available anymore.

What other sands can be used for a DSB?
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:08 PM
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Use live or dead aragonite sand. Do not use sand that is not designated for aquarium use.
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:15 PM
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Ok Im trying to figure whats the best choice:

Caribsea or Tidal Marine Meridian Oolitic or any other suggestions
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:17 PM
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The size of the sand is really the most important consideration for the sand bed rather than the type of sand unless you are wanting the buffering benefits of aragonite. I've heard of sandblasting sand in the correct size distribution being used for DSB construction.

Personally, I used Tropic Eden Aragasnow for my DSB along with about 15% live sand from Florida and the South Pacific and have been really happy with how it turned out.
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Old 01/09/2008, 01:10 PM
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Hmm what about this sand?

http://www.sandtastik.com/product.asp?product_id=20
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Old 01/09/2008, 01:52 PM
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I don't see any information there regarding the size of the sand. That's the key element. Here is some more reading regarding choosing the right sand:

http://ronshimek.com/Deep%20Sand%20Beds.htm
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Old 01/09/2008, 02:03 PM
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I've used everything from the most expensive to the cheapest play sand. I've been most satisfied is Pulverized Limestone. It's available in the plant/garden section of lowes or Home Depot. Basically it's aragonite, but instead of paying $40/bag you only pay $4
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Old 01/09/2008, 02:05 PM
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Old 01/09/2008, 02:12 PM
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hmm Pulverized Limestone, is it good for a DSB? Any particular one I should look for?
 

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