User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Is this sand ok?

  1. #1
    ChronoKiento's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania z6
    Posts
    1,580
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey my mom got me this sand for my plants and it's called Western Desert sand. It says "Decorative Moisture Retainer For Plants" on the front. It looks just like regular old sand to me. What do you think? Is it alright to use with my CPs?

    Also, how do I wash the sand? I tried using a coffee filters but it got kinda messy. Got any methods that I can use?
    Growlist
    I'm back?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    826
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Depends... is the sand pure white or a little on the pink side?
    If it looks like pepperish or brownish the most likely no.
    Also, test the sand in Vinegar and if it doesn't bubble then it is good.
    I thought you people where \"Plant Geeks\", Look at me Now...

    Growing List-
    http://www.**********.com/cgi-bin....t=17062

  3. #3
    ChronoKiento's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania z6
    Posts
    1,580
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nope no bubbles ^_^. What would that have meant if it did bubble? What makes it bubble? The sand is white. It has a few black specs here and there but it looks pretty nice. I guess that's why it's decorative sand. Now I just wish that the stupid bag resealed >.<
    Growlist
    I'm back?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I rinse my sand in a bucket using tap water until the water runs clear, then follow with a final good rinse with rain water.

    The fizz indicates the presence of carbonate minerals in the sand. White sand with no fizz sounds good to go.
    "Grow More, Share More"

  5. #5
    ChronoKiento's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania z6
    Posts
    1,580
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How do you clean it? Just put it in a bucket with water, swish it around a little then dump out the water?
    Growlist
    I'm back?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    826
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yep, you have got it.
    I thought you people where \"Plant Geeks\", Look at me Now...

    Growing List-
    http://www.**********.com/cgi-bin....t=17062

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You got it. I rinse until the water looks like I wouldn't be afraid to drink it.
    "Grow More, Share More"

  8. #8
    ChronoKiento's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania z6
    Posts
    1,580
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok, thanks guys. ^_^
    Growlist
    I'm back?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •