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    is this horticulture sand okay?

    this is found at my local nursery, but i also have lowes, home depot, and osh.

    any recommendations? Ingredients is listed as Washed sands and Ingredients is Arena Lavada

    thanks!!!!!!!




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    I think silica sand is what is preferred. That label seems rather ambiguous. "Arena lavada" is simply Spanish for "washed sand".

    I would GUESS that it is okay, but I would still give it a wash yourself, first, just to be sure.
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    The grade of the sand will also matter. If it is really fine like playground sand I would look for something else.
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    See this is exactly why I ask first, hail all mighty member. I'll skip this and keep looking.

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    You want something that is chemically neutral like silica sand. If it is sandstone or limestone sand it will probably be basic which you don't want. Look up the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) on the manufacturer's website or ask the store for one for the product - it should say what the material is and maybe the pH.
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    ived used that sand before with good result for my filiformis , now i use the L&L company's horticulture sand

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    Instead of asking for opinions, find out for yourself. Just put a spoonful of the sand into a cup of vinegar. If it fizzes don't use it. If there's no reaction, it's safe.
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    i got sand from petco thats a pretty good consistency, not too small, not too big... It's for aquariums and says it wont change the water chemistry so (im assuming) it could only be silica

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