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Old 11-29-2012, 02:29 AM   #1
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Sand Blasting Stone


Does Sand Blasting Stone come in black or dark gray? I've use number 1 and 3
size sand blasting stones , can get a 50lb bag for like $20. I had good luck with laying a layer of Latrite and capping it with a mix of both sands and grew everything ounce it aged .
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:43 AM   #2
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A pretty common substrate is the coal slag blasting grit. usually something like 'black diamond', 'black beauty', 'black blast' or whatever. seems to work pretty well if you can find it at a supplier near you.

I don't know the grit sizes off hand, but I'm sure folks will drop in and let you know what works for them.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Where should I look ? What kind of supplier?
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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Tractor supply has it and I think it's a 40-60 grit
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Check this out. http://www.dawson-macdonald.com/cont...formation.html

Otherwise, Google sandblasting supply and look in your local yellowpages results as well. Make a few calls and I'm sure you can find what you are looking for.

I use Black Beauty blasting grit thanks to recommendations from here. It is primarily black with some green mixed in.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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Try also masonry and rock sorts of stores.
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Tractor Supply, and 20-40 is the correct grit. Black Diamond is the brand. $7.99 for 50lbs. Lots of folks here use it (myself included).
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Tractor Supply, and 20-40 is the correct grit. Black Diamond is the brand. $7.99 for 50lbs. Lots of folks here use it (myself included).
I have a local store and was looking at there web site, How is there size compared to Eco Compleat ? Does it holds the plants down alright? Do you have a pic of your tank sub.?
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:01 AM   #9
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I am not familiar with Eco Complete, personally. Maybe someone else could help you there. 20-40 is coarse sand-like. I hope these pix give you an idea.

http://i.imgur.com/Rgutr.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/5yPAy.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/bkExz.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3S10P.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RWuF0.jpg
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:20 AM   #10
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I am not familiar with Eco Complete, personally. Maybe someone else could help you there. 20-40 is coarse sand-like. I hope these pix give you an idea.

http://i.imgur.com/Rgutr.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/5yPAy.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/bkExz.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3S10P.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RWuF0.jpg
Nice pic, It is smaller than Eco, I guess I could cap it off with Eco.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:27 AM   #11
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Why? You can plant in this stuff just fine...
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:43 PM   #12
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Im cursed, blaster sand raised my ph to where I had to remove it....all 50 lbs of it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #13
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Im cursed, blaster sand raised my ph to where I had to remove it....all 50 lbs of it.

You bought this exact stuff and had a pH change? You are the first/only one who has reported this to have happened.

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You bought this stuff and had a pH change? You are the first/only one who has reported this to have happened.

Did you have to rinse this before adding it to the tank?
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I rinsed it very briefly. That shouldn't make a difference one way or the other though. I could have just dumped it in and let the dust settle. There wasn't that much of it.
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