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Pool Filter Sand

I know this is a long shoot but i'm looking for pool filter sand to use as a cap on a dirt tank I'm working on and here where it get tricky I need it somewhere near the city lol and if any one has some and want to sell it that be great and if anyone have a better subjection on low budget cap for it please let me know.
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petland has colored marine sand last i saw was 3 dollars for 5lb bag...it just plain sand
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petland has colored marine sand last i saw was 3 dollars for 5lb bag...it just plain sand
can i use ether one of these two also?
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If you want sand I'd go to a pool shop and get pool filter sand. It's like 15 bucks for a 50lb bag. And should be found local.


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Or black diamond blasting sand found at tractor supply, not sure if you have one in the city though. Medium grit 20/40 size.
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can i use ether one of these two also?
play sand or pool sand kinda too dusty for me ))
https://www.menards.com/main/buildin...83383137910253 last time i bought this one - no rinse at all ) now its my favorite ))
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If you want sand I'd go to a pool shop and get pool filter sand. It's like 15 bucks for a 50lb bag. And should be found local.
I've always got mine from Leslie's Pool for as you said $15. You could probably find it cheaper, but they do sell PFS on Amazon. If you read the reviews, many talk about using it in their aquariums.

http://www.amazon.com/Pool-Filter-Sand-Grade-Silica/dp/B00JJ5GXSK
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There are many reasons people use Pool Filter Sand, myself included. When you get it, clean it. I pour some in a 5 gallon bucket, stick a hose down in it, and let water run through it and out over the top of the bucket to clean. Really simple. Do this until the water runs clear enough. Then put it in your tank, and start another batch using the same technique, until you have the amount of sand you want in your tank. One 50lb bag of PFS is 10 bucks approx., and it will cover a 55 gallon tank by about one or two inches nicely. Get two bags if you want 4 inches.
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The multi purpose sand is not the right one. Does your hardware store have any that say they are graded or sieved? When all the particles are the same size, this works best. Usually the particle size will be stated as ...mesh, like this one, 30 mesh. A range 20-40 is good, too.

Cemex 50 lb. 30 Mesh Sand-200000278 - The Home Depot
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Gonna need to head out to Queens to buy a bag of pool filter sand.
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it suck living in the city and trying to keep up with the hobby with out spending lots of money lol but guys thanks for all your input and i found the pool filter sand on Ace hardware store for 12.99 with free shipping to the store and i have one close to me so that will work out
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Perfect! That's the correct stuff


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The color looks darker and more asthectically pleasing than the Lighthouse or Leslie's Pool brand I've used, they're too light for my taste. Instead I've opted for Seachem black flourite sand.
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you see this is my first dirted tank and im working on a tied budget so pfs is the cheaper way, just got me a 1.5 cu. ft. miracle gro organic choice soil for $8 and the pfs 50 lb bag for $15 bucks and plus i live in the city so everthing is hard to get or you have to payyy for it lol

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The color looks darker and more asthectically pleasing than the Lighthouse or Leslie's Pool brand I've used, they're too light for my taste. Instead I've opted for Seachem black flourite sand.
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