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    ScS, Use tannic tea for your watering for a couple of weeks. Algae hates tannic tea, and disappears. Everything else, just continues to grow.
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    I have used play sand from Lowes for about three years now with no ill effects,and I never wash/rinse it.

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    I only use Pool Filter Sand. It is almost pure silica. I have had bad luck with contractor sand, play sand, etc. It probably has a lot to do with where the sand is quaried. The sand here in MI is only good for the beach although the native plants seem to like it.

    Keep experimenting on posting the results.

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    Don't know if this has been mentioned, but the term "sand" refers more to grain size than it does to what's actually in there. So the materials used can really be all over the map.

    At least with something like pool filter sand you know what it's made of.

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    Hi guys,

    Update: I haven't replaced the sand or washed it with tannic tea, etc...but when I came home yesterday, it seemed rain had already done the job for me. It was flooded to the brim and seemed to have helped the overall health of the bog tray system. I see lotsa sundew seedlings floating and the moss seems to be turning lighter green, as opposed to the dark algae-covered mush. I think the rain probably washed out the salts or at least diluted it--it might turn out good afterall!

    Thanks again for all the help.

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