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Thread: Sand and moss and questions...oh my!

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    Dewy:I bought my white silica sand at Home Hardware and it was $10 Canadian for 80 pounds!! *Niki* [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The dried LFS is generally, I believe, from New Zealand.
    personally i cant find any of the New Zealand variety, ive got a ton of LFS from Chile though. good stuff but also full of reed seeds. not as attractive when its alive as the North American varieties.
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    The first bag of sand I bought was sandblasting silica sand from an auto parts store, which was pricey...$20. It is finely textured and the grains are uniform in size.

    Yesterday I purchased a bag of pool filter sand (which some people here had suggested) for $7 and I like the coarser texture and the uneven grains much better.

    In regard to LFS, is there any difference between dried LFS off the store shelf and drying live LFS from my property?

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    I don't think so, except for what kind of stuff you'll find in it. Your own sphagnum will probably have more viable seeds and other little taggers-along in it, but that would depend a lot on the quality of the store-bought stuff to which you compare it.
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    i'm partial to large grains too.

    i buy those big 50 lb bags of playsand from homedepot. it's cheap but i forgot how much it it.

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    I'm guessing that what is sold as playsand differs according to locale and/or company selling it. I purchased a bag of playsand that is finely textured and uniform in grain size.

    I am much more satisfied with the less expensive bag of pool filter sand that consists of larger grains and even comes pre-washed!

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    That's what I use. I have no problems with it. It just looked a little funny to a couple people whem I posted pics, with grains that were on the surface. I only paid $4 for a 50 lb bag.

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