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Old 01/06/2008, 03:52 PM
bobafet1 bobafet1 is offline
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Looking for aragonite sand...sugar size or similar...

Hello, Im looking for some sand for my tank...I just got rid of some cheap sand I had and so Im ready to replace it with aragonite...Im looking for sugar size or similar...I just don't want really course sand...if anyone has some for sale at a reasonable price let me know... or if you guys know where I can get some for cheap please point me in the right direction. The cheapest I have seen is Petsmart...40 pounds for $26....

PLEASE PM ME what you have. Thanks..
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Old 01/06/2008, 03:59 PM
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Contact Ali at Amazing Aquariums.....................he had a stockpile of sand when I was there last night
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Old 01/06/2008, 04:18 PM
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Contact Ali at Amazing Aquariums.....................he had a stockpile of sand when I was there last night
Where is he located???? Is it in bags or do I need to bring buckets??
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Old 01/06/2008, 04:28 PM
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No it's bagged....................he's in Orange....

http://www.amazingaquariumsandreefs.com/index.html
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Old 01/06/2008, 04:30 PM
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http://www.amazingaquariumsandreefs.com/

He's in Orange.

He has them in the bags.
I believe it's $20 for a 30lb bag but dont quote me on it.
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Old 01/06/2008, 04:55 PM
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too bad I didn't see this earlier. I just got back from Ali's, he had a ton of Aragamax..
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Old 01/06/2008, 06:14 PM
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Ok, so I did the math...Ali's sand is about $1.50 a pound and petsmart is about $0.65 a pound..I think Im going to stick with petsmart for now since they deliver for free right now when you order online......Unless, someone has some sand lying around they want to get rid of.
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Old 01/06/2008, 06:18 PM
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Call Ali & see if hwe will make you a deal if you're buying a lot of sand. Not to mention, you can have your sand [b]today[/b ]if you buy from Ali................
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Old 01/06/2008, 06:22 PM
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I picked up a 100# from Ali awhile back. He sells alot of sand, the Carib Sea stuff in different grits. By far the largest selection of any LFS.
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Old 01/06/2008, 06:36 PM
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i got all my sand from ali as well... he gave me the lowest price.
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Old 01/07/2008, 12:40 PM
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plus you get to help out a great guy Ali.. instead of the evil Petsmart.. grrr
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Old 01/08/2008, 12:46 PM
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too bad the carib sea sand is on backorder, 2 to 4 weeks wait..
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Old 01/08/2008, 07:49 PM
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too bad the carib sea sand is on backorder, 2 to 4 weeks wait..
Is that why my sand isn't here yet??? bummer...
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Old 01/08/2008, 08:10 PM
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go to Coral Oasis right across from John Wayne Airport in Irvine they sell live sand and i do mean literally live in the tank running with live rocks and they sell for $1.10 PER LBS!!
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:16 PM
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Ok, I finally called ALI, he will sell me the same sand and match the price as petsmart...you guys where right!!! thanks a lot...no more waiting 2 more weeks for petsmart to get their act together..
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:14 PM
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duhh...
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:27 PM
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:29 PM
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Ok, I was reading some threads on pavestone pulverized limestone...any of you guys know about this??? do any of the HD's or Lowes around here carry it or is this an east coast thing???
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Old 01/12/2008, 01:18 AM
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Ok, I was reading some threads on pavestone pulverized limestone...any of you guys know about this??? do any of the HD's or Lowes around here carry it or is this an east coast thing???
Mike, I wouldn't chance it due to possible Phosphates and Silica. There was one that some people used, I think it's a certain one from Southdown.

I previously had the Carib Sea Oolitic .5-1.02mm and it got blown around by my Tunzes. I switch to Seaflor Special grade and it's much better at staying put.
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