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Old 04-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #1 
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any opinions on quikrete play sand?

Does anyone have any opinions on this brand? I have a 10 gallon empty right now that I am thinking about playing around with a sand bottom. I never really liked the look of a sand bottom but I figured I should give it a shot. I never liked live plants either until I recently bought one. Any advice or knowledge on creating a sand bottom would be helpful. Thanks guys.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:29 AM   #2 
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Don't know about that brand.
My sand is King brand, I bought it at home depot. Just be sure to get playsand, not construction sand.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #3 
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That is the brand I use. I live it because it is a darker colour than other play sands I have seen. It cleans up nice too, if rinsed enough. I will find you a picture.
in my tank


And in my snail keeper
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:54 PM   #4 
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That's kinda pretty. I like that it doesn't look so much like beach sand.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #5 
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Quickrete play sand is great! I don't even rinse it. I put it in the tank, and then change the water a couple times. It hardly clouds at all!


Here is mere minutes after i put it in, and had yet to change the water yet:


And here's the tank today (i tan the water):
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:49 PM   #6 
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Wow your sand si so much lgihter than mine! Interesting haha but it looks nice either way. I found ( I set up my tank twice) That I prefer, instead of a flat layer I did like hils and different levels and it jsut made it more interesting to look at
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #7 
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Quickcrete play sand is great! I love the way that it looks
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:55 AM   #8 
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That's good. I am glad it's well known and okay to use. I got lucky. I have a five year old brother-in-law and my mother-in-law was setting up a basketball hoop for him. They bought too much sand so I got a 50 pound bag for free! Now I get to play with sand. I am getting more excited about it now. I have a 2.5 gallon and a 10 gallon empty at the moment.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #9 
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Oh, wow, that's a great gift! I'd like to try sand, but I'm not sure I want to buy 50lbs of it so I'll probably go with aquarium sand.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #10 
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Yea I wouldn't have gotten 50 pounds either since I have no clue what I am going to do with all of it when I am done! Maybe one of those sandbox turtles? lol yea free is good.
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