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    Unless you're soaking the cup of lawn sand in the bathtub! Your sand should be washed till the water is crystal clear...but that will take alot of water. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    I suppose that's why guqin and I buy the sand at that price...but shouldn't we just share the cost and buy a huge pack hah? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] hmm...
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    how about river sand, where to get them? straight from a river? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    Cindy posted on a previous thread that quartz is suitable, anyone know about it?
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    It's not just mud that is the problem with sand other than pure quartz (silica). Other minerals will leach into the substrate, and simple washing will not remove other mineral inclusions. Another source may be construction companies dealing in sandblasting supplies. Very often this is silica sand, which is uniformly white, like sugar. You may need to ask for "pool filter sand" at the businesses dealing with pool supplies. Very often it is not stocked on the shelves, although I am sure it must be used. Failing this, it would probably be better to use perlite/peat or pure peat vs. sand with other mineral components as inclusions. One thing CP hate is lime, and carbonates are frequently a component of non-silica sand.
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    Perlite tends to be overgrown with algae very quickly here in the tropics (at least for me). So, I avoid using perlite.

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    thanks for the advice but perlite gets alot of algae and it is a little expensive.
    also the perlite rocks are too big for growing seeds/seedlings.
    Is sand from a river bank fine? Also are there rivers in Singapore [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (wezx @ Feb. 11 2004,04:55)]Also are there rivers in Singapore
    Yes, muddy rivers or concrete channeled. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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