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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-26-2004, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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hagen river sand (turtles)

i saw a package of this in the terrarium / vivarium section of petco for a fairly steep price, (can't remember specifically) but it was quite attractive. a very dark brown and black fine grained sand. i'm curious if anyone has ever used this in a planted tank as a top layer, and if so, how did it perform? i'm currently using straight profile with root tabs for swords in one tank and tahitian moon in another with only water column ferts. would a very fine sand stay on top of profile for very long at all? is there another source for dark sand other than tahitian moon (not looking for black, more like dark brown) that's fairly priced? my wife says that it (the turtle stuff)was $7 a bag. not sure how much was in a bag, but it was darn small... maybe a couple pounds...

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update: it's $7.49 for 5lbs at petco (ouch!) and is called "Riverbed Sand - Amber" by Exo Terra (Hagen). I'd need around 4 bags, which would be $30 at petco

here's Exo Terra's site:

and best price I've found so far:
http://www.thatpetplace.com/Products.../Itemdy00.aspx $29 with shipping
even better, but shipping is still prohibitive:
http://www.reptilesupply.com/product...roducts_id=323 $28 with shipping

better price than petco, but after shipping it's about the same... if anyone finds a steal on this stuff let me know...

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Thinking of riverbed sand, I wonder if anyone has dredged sand from a riverbed for use as a substrate in a planted tank. It may not have the CEC of flourite or eco-complete, but it wouldn't have the price tag either. You would probably want to screen it and maybe bake it in an oven to sterilize it (or not).

Well, at least my algae is pearling...
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