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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchfoot55 View Post
    Well, did a little more research and it looks like just straight silica sand is potentially different than PFS. It can be a little more rough and for sure has to be washed. PFS, for the most part, is almost always prewashed and a little more smooth. So there you go I guess.
    If you mean the play sand.. Yeah that is nasty dirty stuff & a total PITA to rinse, Do NOT use it.
    Bag is $13. Have others found it for much cheaper?Not that $13 is expensive!
    I paid 8$/50lb IIRC from my LFS but even at the higher end of the range [13$] it is still FAR cheaper than 'aquarium sand' at what...? 20$/20lbs <- No thanks.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goes to 11! View Post
    I paid 8$/50lb IIRC from my LFS but even at the higher end of the range [13$] it is still FAR cheaper than 'aquarium sand' at what...? 20$/20lbs <- No thanks.
    Yeah, $13 is way better than any of the "official" options at my LFS.

    Does sand pose any issues or additional problems with algae or diatoms? I could have just read that wrong somewhere?
    First 29g Tank: In process

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    I've read that diatom story as well. To me the reasoning seems flawed but I'm ready to be convinced if anyone has a good story.
    I paid 12 euros for a 12.5kg bag. Over here few people have pools but every decent aquarium store sells tge sguff

  4. #14

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    Diatoms are real.. but not an overwhelming concern - Here's an overview:
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=60144
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  5. #15

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    +1 to the above

    If you sand contains silicates, then you may get diatoms if there is enough of it released into your water. IME, that is a lot easier to fix than algae
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Goes to 11, thanks for the article. It helped clear things up a little I think.

    Well, check another pressing issue off the list. One more thing I can move ahead with! Nearly there!
    First 29g Tank: In process

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    +1 to the above

    If you sand contains silicates, then you may get diatoms if there is enough of it released into your water. IME, that is a lot easier to fix than algae
    Yes.... err.... ok... Cliff, pretty much most sand we use is quartz sand. Quartz is SiO2. So... I think we can safely say that sand contains quite a bit of silicates.

  8. #18

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    Yes it does, what will vary is the amount silicates released into the water. Some times it will be so low, you may not even notice any Diatoms. I had set-up two tanks were I did not get any noticeable diatoms at all.

    I did not word that very well
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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