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    Sand for sundews

    Apparently it's quite difficult for me to find silica sand where I live. I went to Home Depot and Lowes and only was able to find the following that fit the description of "silica sand" -

    http://www.ghpsystems.com/products/b...neral-fillers/

    It says "[...] mixed with bentonite grout products to increase their thermal conductivity properties"

    This is bad, no? I don't understand why it's so difficult to find silica sand.

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    Do they rent sand blasters? If they do they probably sell silica sand for blaster unless it has been banned locally. If they sell the sand #16 mesh is usually what you want to go with. If not look in the construction materials area for Quickrete bags - should tell you if it is silica sand. They might have play sand too. The mesh size I find is too fine as they don't seem to sell the coarse grades except in 100 lbs bags.
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    Okay. Thanks.

    The thing I found isn't good, right?

    And yes, they do sell play sand, but growsundews.com mentioned it wasn't the best product for sundews. I guess I might be just overly anal.

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    Swimming pool supply company Used for sand filters. Where in the world do you live. Silica is hard to get here because it weighs too much to ship to Hawaii.

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    Lincoln, NE. It's really not as podunk as people make it out to be, but apparently it is when it comes to finding basic silica sand.

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    I called the pool supply company and they do have the filter sand. I'll go that route. Thanks.

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    K. Which would you recommend?

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