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Old 01/07/2008, 09:04 PM
roxy roxy is offline
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High Desert Sand by Pavestone

I went to home depot today looking for some sandbed media. In particular I was looking for Pavestone Pulverized Limestone but it's not something that is carried during the winter months in the Northeast.

What I did find was a sand by Pavestone that is named High Desert Sand. This is a different product than their regular sand or their play sand. It was much more white in color. Does anyone have any details about this product? Anyone using it?
Old 01/07/2008, 09:08 PM
Fraggle Rock2 Fraggle Rock2 is offline
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THis is from another thread:

Well... I received my answer on Pavestone Sand from Pavestone themselves. The following is the reply to an email I sent them today:


Thank you for your interest in Pavestone products. To answer your question, our High Desert Sand is silica based, not aragonite. Great timing on your question, by the way. I was asked this exact question a week ago and I had to research the answer. That research has already proved its worth. Thanks again for your question.

Steve Hain
Pavestone Co.
Hagerstown, MD
Old 01/07/2008, 09:09 PM
splateee splateee is offline
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Red face

I haven't heard anything about it. Maybe try their website and see if it has any info on it. Is it real fine grain size? If it is to fine you will get alot of sandstorms. I am using the pulverized limestone and it has worked out great.

Wow there is your got posted before me
Old 01/07/2008, 11:15 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I had seen that same thread from 2005 along with some others that seemed to counter what the Pavestone employee offered which is why I was hoping to find someone that had used the product more recently.

Emails to the Pavestone have not been returned as of today. I'm sitting on 5 gallons of live Southdown sand so I may just buy a bag or two of the High Desert Sand and mix them when I set up my new 65 gal tank.

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