thanks for the suggestions about the landscaping company too. but, i highly doubt there is anything like that around here either. i live in a town of 1200, and they are mostly seniors (meaning retired). we are 250 km from the closest "big" town of 20,000. not much choice here... :S haha!
if it comes down to it i will order the flourite. i am just looking for something closer. i could probably even get some sort of sand from the pet store in the closest town. like i said, i was just looking for something closer.