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Old 12-28-2017, 06:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone picked any of this stuff up recently? I went to the International on Taunton in Oshawa and I ended up with two bags of silica sand #20 grit but the gentleman said there's a new by-law that means the sand has to be dyed brown in order to indicate it's silica sand. Is anyone using this new dyed stuff? And does anyone know where I could get my hands on the white nephylene sand I used to purchase at international? It's a white bag with a green label.
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i got some white with some black pool filter sand at Discounters Pool/spa warehouse in scar (markham/ellesmere area) about 6 months ago...
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I don't know that particular product but I know Canadian Tire sells non-dyed greyish-white PFS: http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/po...4253p.html#srp
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Has anyone picked any of this stuff up recently? I went to the International on Taunton in Oshawa and I ended up with two bags of silica sand #20 grit but the gentleman said there's a new by-law that means the sand has to be dyed brown in order to indicate it's silica sand. Is anyone using this new dyed stuff? And does anyone know where I could get my hands on the white nephylene sand I used to purchase at international? It's a white bag with a green label.

I get my beach sand/rocks in Cobourg, and it is FREE !!!
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Where in Cobourg??
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You can take Burnham St. down to the beach, and in Cobourg,almost all roads lead to the lake. Enjoy.
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You can collect beach sand in Whitby as well. The local pool shops such as Ewings in Whitby have the NS PFS, or you can go to Bathe and McLellan in Oshawa and get #20 grit silica sand, for less money than PFS.
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Lol, I must've been very tired and thought you meant that you got aquarium sand for free somewhere in Cobourgh. But I see now you did say "beach sand". I've been tempted to get some free sand from the beach but a lot of folks warn that it carries all sorts of unwanted organisms. Do you disinfect yours in any way?
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I get all my rocks and some gravel/ sand from the beach. Everything gets bleached.
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What proportion of bleach to water do you use?
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