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Postby oxymoron » 2007-04-10 00:29

Where can i get some play sand from? i am thinking of doing a sand and peddle mix to give a better effect :)

anyone know of places that i could get it from for a decent price?
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-04-10 08:10

I got mine at one of these no frills DIY stores. Finest white playsand, sterilised and heat treated, ?3 for a great big bag. I've done my two footer, my one footer, dozens of plants and still half a bag left...
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Postby sharkdude » 2007-04-10 11:15

B&Q :tup:
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Postby oxymoron » 2007-04-10 19:59

B&Q it is and i bought some. :)
bloody heavy bag! haha.

im gona mix it with it my medium large pebbles and use it for newts... just the right % mix should look awesome
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-04-10 20:45

Remember you need to run your fingers through it every week.
Keep it about a cm thick, and it'll be perfect for amphibs - Spyyk's is only that.
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-04-10 21:38

I got my first bag from Homebase and my second two from Tascos garden center. Playsand is dirt cheap (literally! it's cheaper then compost lol)
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Postby oxymoron » 2007-04-10 22:54

now you mention that to someone that has never bought compost.... :P

i didnt think of homebase.... *doh*
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Postby sharkdude » 2007-04-13 10:50

don't forget to rinse it btw, its dirty stuff
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-04-13 17:55

If you think compost's dirty, you should try manure... :P

Good way to put sand in is to rinse it first, empty the tank and save as much tankwater as poss, pop the sand in the bottom, and then put a plate on it. Pour all the water back in onto the plate, pop a fine filter foam in, et voila, perfect in minutes.
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Postby oxymoron » 2007-04-14 20:55

is it all washed and ready :) im going to have to do 'the big change' tomo. pretty excited. hehe. and the not so highly recommended p@h has fire belly newts in stock... i will have to get V&W some friends when it is all sorted.
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-04-14 20:58

Heheh, well, if you end up with babies, give me a shout!
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Postby oxymoron » 2007-04-14 21:14

well.... they are lil young'uns so getting them a female and male mix in my tank may be a little hard, although iwould be really unlucky to get all the same sex.
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Postby sharkdude » 2007-04-17 17:21

don't talk to me about marure, i get to shovel a borow full twice a day! still its ood for the roses :D
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Postby Kazzer » 2007-04-26 17:09

hey guys you all seem to be forgetting Argos too. ?2.49 will get you a bag big enough for a 3' long tank. The sand that I have got in my brack tank is from Argos and it doesn't clogg when wet like some sands do, my fish love it and are able to bury into the sand when they want to.
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Postby Aquaboy » 2007-04-29 22:27

At PETsMART they have this stuff made by CaribSea called Super Naturals. They sell white sand and black moon sand. It's really cool. :tup:
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