Southdown Tropical Play Sand

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Mort, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Mort

    Pszemol Guest

    I have added one astea snail from my bigger tank to check
    the water quality in terms of inverterbrate dangering pollutants...
    I added some of old macroalgae which was there before adding sand.

    The sand is still causing the intense, white "fog" when stirred up.

    I have noticed one worm, maybe bristle worm? But what surprised
    me is that it does not burrow in the sand... it crawls on the surface
    and hid under the small sponge filter I am using in that tank...
    Maybe it prefers a rock as his home, not the sand?

    "Pszemol" <Pszemol@PolBox.com> wrote in message news:bk0gn9.31k.1@poczta.onet.pl...
    > Mine is crystal clear after 24 hours.
    > But the difference is I started with "old" water...
    > So the bacteria was already there.
    >
    > "Rick Wagner" <wagner@fuse.net> wrote in message news:20030912001659.I434@darkside.fuse.net...
    > > Me too, I picked up 3 50# buckets when south down was still shipping it
    > > to end users. It went from milky to crystal clear in 2 or 3 day if i
    > > remember. great stuff.
    > >
    > > -Rick
    > >
    > > On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, Mort wrote:
    > >
    > > > <snip>
    > > >
    > > > > How many people have it here and can say "first hand" they are happy with
    > > > it?
    > > >
    > > > </snip>
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Me. =) (so far anyway)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > --
    > > -----------
    > > "Information is pretty thin
    > > unless mixed with experience"
    > >
     
    Pszemol, Sep 14, 2003
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  2. I love this stuff!!! It is in every one of my customers reef tanks. I'm from
    Long Island and every Home Depot here carries it year round. It's
    inexpensive and there is absolutely no need for fear of any nasty stuff in
    it. The company does a really good job of cleaning it during processing.
    Don't worry about the cloudiness when you disturb the sand bed in about 2-3
    months as the sand bed gains new life the cloud storms will totally subside.
    If you like you can gently rinse the sand in a bucket to remove some of the
    really small particles. I don't, but it will help with cutting down the
    initial cloudiness. John. Island Aquariums.


    "Moontanman" <moontanman@aol.comnospam> wrote in message
    news:20030913073916.10815.00000868@mb-m29.aol.com...
    > Yes, it good sand but where can you find it now?
    >
    > Moon
    > remove nospam from e-mail to send to me, I grow trees in aquariums like

    bonsai.
    > I breed dwarf crayfish, great for planted community tanks. If you can get

    me a
    > shovelnose sturgeon fingerling (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) no wild

    caught
    > please, contact me
     
    John Guerriero, Sep 15, 2003
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  3. Mort

    Pszemol Guest

    "Bob Parkins" <bobparkins@NOSPAM.earthlink.net> wrote in message news:%%39b.3194$UN4.1561@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > > Right, but the problem is, that if this sand contains some pollutants
    > > we can not tell unless we will see bad feeling in our fish/corals...
    > > But then it is usually too late for that kind of discovery :-(
    > > Oh well, I will give it a try...

    >
    > How right you are. I actually have seen some slight differences myself....
    > Friends Southdown has tiny specks of pink in it and mine is ALL white.


    I am confused now... What do you mean by "Southdown"?
    The sand available at Home Depot is labeled "Southdown", too.
     
    Pszemol, Sep 15, 2003
    #43
  4. Mort

    Bob Parkins Guest

    Pszemol <Pszemol@PolBox.com> wrote in message
    news:bk2lp8.1n8.1@poczta.onet.pl...
    > "Bob Parkins" <bobparkins@NOSPAM.earthlink.net> wrote in message

    news:%%39b.3194$UN4.1561@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > > > Right, but the problem is, that if this sand contains some pollutants
    > > > we can not tell unless we will see bad feeling in our fish/corals...
    > > > But then it is usually too late for that kind of discovery :-(
    > > > Oh well, I will give it a try...

    > >
    > > How right you are. I actually have seen some slight differences

    myself....
    > > Friends Southdown has tiny specks of pink in it and mine is ALL white.

    >
    > I am confused now... What do you mean by "Southdown"?
    > The sand available at Home Depot is labeled "Southdown", too.


    Yup. Thats the one and only. SD is the product name. I can't remember the
    company's name because they change it every 5 min.
     
    Bob Parkins, Sep 16, 2003
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