Is this sand safe?

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Is this sand safe?

by evan11232000 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:13 am

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-50-lb ... 202314677/ is this sand safe to use it is transparent sand with silica in it.

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Re: Is this sand safe?

by DontTazeMe » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:45 am

well, its silica sand, and silica sand IS suggested. Im sure it will be fine, but if you are worried, you could soak the sand when it arrive, and measure the water's TDS

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Re: Is this sand safe?

by LAKJP » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:56 am

You definitely have to wash it a few times until the PPM comes down to 50 or less.

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Re: Is this sand safe?

by Matt » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:20 pm

I've read somewhere that someone had a bad experience with Quikcrete, but I do know people use it. I'd suggest washing a few times as LAKJP suggested if you try using.
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Re: Is this sand safe?

by evan11232000 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:28 pm

thanks everyone! bi let it sit outside in a bucket last nigh and it rained for like 2 hours

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Re: Is this sand safe?

by AaaaNinja » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:49 am

Matt wrote:I've read somewhere that someone had a bad experience with Quikcrete, but I do know people use it. I'd suggest washing a few times as LAKJP suggested if you try using.

Yeah, any sand should be washed first. Where I picked up my Quikcrete, bags of lime were on the shelf above. Even if the product itself is okay, you don't know where it's been.

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Re: Is this sand safe?

by SerMuncherIV » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:55 pm

I use Quickrete with all my temperate carnivores with no issues. Just make sure you wash it thoroughly though, some localities might have excessive amounts of mineral buildup in there. In addition, the company probably washes the sand with hard water, since it's cheaper and isn't designed to appeal to a niche community like ours.

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Re: Is this sand safe?

by CPCaliLivin » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:46 am

@SerMuncherIV
From your experience, which of the Quickrete sands are safe?

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Re: Is this sand safe?

by SerMuncherIV » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:49 am

I've only ever used the play sand. Sorry, I should have been more specific.

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Re: Is this sand safe?

by CPCaliLivin » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:00 am

@SerMuncherIV
Just to be sure
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-50-lb ... 100318476/

This one right?


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