local supply of southdown

capncapo

New member
There is no local supplier of Southdown. You may get lucky and find someone who has some to sell but it's becoming VERY scarce.

Last I heard, the closest place to buy some was in Virginia.

You might try Gateway Aquatics or the Reef Stop and see if they carry something comparable.
 

DrBDC

New member
Carribsea oolitic sand is the same. I know GWA has a number of bags it ends up about $1 a lb but call first and check. I think most the LFS's have it. Maybe even petsmart and print the online price and take it with you if you go there.
 

zt444a

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Southdown

Southdown

I contacted the supplier of Southdown a couple of months ago, possibly 3. They stated that they lost their supplier of sand in the Carib. and were looking for someone else to do it.

That is why Southdown has become so hard to find.
 

dela

Premium Member
$1/lb is crazy! HD sells their bags for like $4.00/40 lb bag and it's the same thing! No wonder people are turning to BB tanks.

I can understand the mark-up on perishable/live items, but on sand???

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DrBDC

New member
HD does have white sand as well as the regular play sand. Toy's R Us does too but its not made from aragonite.
 
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