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RE: [APD] sand choices

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> aquatic-plants-bounces+nicholas_wise=lgeenergy.com at actwin.com 
> [mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces+nicholas_wise=lgeenergy.com at act
> win.com] On Behalf Of william ruyle
> Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 4:28 PM
> To: aquatic plants digest
> Subject: Re: [APD] sand choices
> > What's wrong with play sand from Home Depot?  It is usually fairly 
> > light colored and already washed.
> >
> > -Nick
> The "play sand" I've seen has very fine granules and may not 
> be a sound sand
> choice:-) Being fine, it will compact, become anaerobic, 
> which is bad. I used this over a soil underlayment and it 
> quickly became a nightmare to the eyes.....and olfactories:-) 

Play sand had been used by many with no problems at all.  Rooted plants
will keep the sand from becoming anaerobic.  Besides, I don't believe
that is what the original poster intended for the sand.  I think she
just wanted a small open area of sand, which would be fine with play


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