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    I Horpe it doen't [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Oh no, not river sand!!! River sand is full of minerals!
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    i agree, you should never use river sand unless you test it. it's alot safer and easier to just buy sand.

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    I have used river sand. I rinsed it very thoroughly with tap water and then again with distilled before using it in my CP mix. It'll do in a pinch but for what I spent on tap and distilled water rinsing it, I could have bought a 100 lb bag of sand.
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    Again, to all of you who never used playsand before- most of the time the sand you see for sale is unsuitable. If it has spots of black, brown, and other weird colorations throughout the sand, 99% of the time it is no good. Look for white sand that is pure white, with some pink or light brown impurities every once in a while.
    Home Depots usually don't carry this stuff from my experience, try Walmart or Meijers.
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    Silica sand seems to be a good supplement. My dad drills water wells so we have alot on hand [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I use pool filter sand, as recommended by others.

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    Be careful with sand. Playsand from HD to HD can vary, same with Walmart. Sand should be white, like sugar. Avoid multicolor grained sand. Sand must be clean, have no dust, and always be pure silica. Another source is pool filter sand sold at Swimming Pool supply concerns. So far, it has all been pure white silica sand of excellent quality. Walmart sells pool filter sand, but this is multicolored and I would not trust it as it is not the same product.

    I do not use perlite, for all the reasons stated above. I don't trust it, and reserve its use for the Petiolaris Drosera only.
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