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Re: Anyone from Hawaii?

Josh wrote:
>>Hello I'm just starting with planted tanks and need some help on finding
stuff like fertilizer, blasting sand or if sand from the ocean would work.
Most of the LFS around here don't carry a lot of the equipment as LFS on
the mainland.<<

I _wish_ I were in Hawaii!

I know you have areas where you have "black" sand, consisting primarily of
volcanic pumice which has gotten some air-play here as of late.  It's kind
of up in the air as to how good it is, but it would seem to be, at worst, a
decent neutral substrate.  However, typical beach sand or reef sand
typically contains some (if not 100%!) shell and coral material which would
cause problems in the future.

My .02 (American Dollars)