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Re: [APD] Soil Screens


Jerry Baker was asking about screens in order to screen river sand from a 
river to get larger sizes for his aquarium. He must not want the really fine 
stuff. It should not be hard because he can do it under water with a 
constant supply of fresh clean water coming down to wash away the silt. I 
don't know if there are any restrictions on doing this though. Some might 
complain about the silting of the downstream areas.

I have dry screened coarse sand through window screen when in High School 
for a tank. My neighbor had a pile left from some concrete work. It really 
did look great if I recall. That was a 20 L and I had a lot of Vallisneria 
in it. It was in a window area and the sunlight did wonders. This was way 
before what I now know.

Jerry Smith

>From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
>Subject: Re: [APD] Soil Screens

>Is this stuff worse than Flourite? If not, just put it in dry and rinse 
>only the top 1/2 - 1 inch. Still a lot on a big tank but not much to sneeze 
>at for smaller ones. ;-)

>--- Jerry Smith <jerrytheplater at hotmail_com> wrote:
>I have made my own screens using galvanized woven wire cloth of various 
>mesh sizes

>From: Jerry Baker <jerry at bakerweb_biz>
>Subject: [APD] Soil Screens

>Does anyone know of local stores that might carry soil screens? I want to 
>try my luck at screening out some good river sand from a local river and 
>see what that stuff looks like.

>Jerry Baker

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