I bought a pack of river sand recently thinking that it will suit my CP needs. Then I read in some of the posts that river sand is a no-no.
But a search on the Internet showed some growers using river sand.
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i dunno about all that. I read how some commercial growers instruct their buyers to use fertilizers on their VFTs. But ive learned that this is bad advise. There was some guy, i was looking at his webpage, that says he uses something like 2 parts peat, 2 parts sand and 2 parts perlite (thats not accurate). Anyways, i think river sand, just like beach sand, has alota minerals in it that could build up and harm your plants. But i dunno for sure. I'd just stick with peat and spangum moss if i were you.
It's been one of dem days
River sand itself is usually not the problem. *It's the dissolved lime and other mineral salts that may be contaminating it, that causes problems. *Not sure what you mean by "seasoned", but if there were fish in the aquarium with the river sand, I would hesitate to use it with out thoroughly washing it to remove any ammonia by-products associated with fish in an aquarium, as they would act as a fertilizer.
If your sand has been 'washed' it may be OK.
To check for lime contamination just do the vinegar test.
edited @ 12:30, 10-13-03
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