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zainey_04 01-08-2013 02:50 AM

Anyone been to Rock, Stone and Sand Yard, Inc in Lorton?
 
They seems to have a huge selection of natural stones available for purchase. If you've been there, let me know if you found anything good.

Here's a link to their site. http://www.rssy.com/stone.php

-Zain

Stinkmonky 01-08-2013 04:49 AM

This looks awesome! I'm down in Richmond and I'm looking for some stone.


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aqua-botanicae 06-21-2013 06:54 PM

I was there, last weekend, to check out their concrete sand, which is basically coarse sand. You drive up to the piles of sand, gravel and stones; fill your vehicle with what you want; and on your way out, your vehicle and products are weighed, and you pay for what you buy by weight.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=31537

The "concrete sand" that they have is nice dark tan/brown color, but extremely dusty. You will have to sift it to separate coarser grains from fine dusty grains of sand, and wash it a lot.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=31545

I did not have the facility nor energy to go through a ton of sand just to get a couple of hundred pounds of large grain coarse sand. So I ended up not buying it. I did however buy a couple of rocks from them, which I used for my 220 gallon planted tank.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=31553

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=31825

More photos are in my journal here.

went to didn't want to

Stinkmonky 06-23-2013 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by aqua-botanicae (Post 3647537)
I was there, last weekend, to check out their concrete sand, which is basically coarse sand. You drive up to the piles of sand, gravel and stones; fill your vehicle with what you want; and on your way out, your vehicle and products are weighed, and you pay for what you buy by weight.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=31537

The "concrete sand" that they have is nice dark tan/brown color, but extremely dusty. You will have to sift it to separate coarser grains from fine dusty grains of sand, and wash it a lot.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=31545

I did not have the facility nor energy to go through a ton of sand just to get a couple of hundred pounds of large grain coarse sand. So I ended up not buying it. I did however buy a couple of rocks from them, which I used for my 220 gallon planted tank.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=31553

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=31825

More photos are in my journal here.

went to didn't want to

This is in lorton, va? This looks identical to the luckstone lot in goochland. I went to the luckstone lot in search of rocks like the big one in your 220 and came back empty handed. Did they have more like what you picked up?


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aqua-botanicae 06-23-2013 11:03 AM

Yes, this is in Lorton and they had plenty of these. They charged $0.20/lb.

Stinkmonky 06-23-2013 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by aqua-botanicae (Post 3658289)
Yes, this is in Lorton and they had plenty of these. They charged $0.20/lb.

Part of the reason I came back empty handed was because I was limited to the misc. reject pile of rocks lol. This the same for the other lot?


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aqua-botanicae 06-24-2013 10:53 AM

They wanted me to pick from a "reject pile" too, but I told the manager that I only needed one large rock from the pile I like. He agreed.


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