View Full Version : Canadian Reefer need help buying sand

02/25/2008, 04:24 PM
Hi, all
I'm looking for 250lbs Aragonites size sands " not live sand"
can anyone direct me where to get them....
I live in Toronto i don't want to spend almost $400.00 to buy live sand.
can anyone pls help me...

02/25/2008, 04:45 PM
Check a LFS near you and have them order some dry sand if they don't stock it. Shipping from anywhere would be outrageous. I like Caribsea Aragamax Select sand. It is sold in a 30# bag. They also have a sugar sized.

02/25/2008, 04:52 PM
thx for the reply....
anyone eles know where to get cheap but reef safe sand...

02/25/2008, 07:34 PM

02/25/2008, 08:41 PM
You could try calling North American Fish Breeders out in Scarborough, I know they usually stock 40lb bags of standard Aragonite, and 30lb bags of sugar-sized. It's dry sand, not live, but it's still not cheap when you're buying in that kind of volume. Unless you're set on a DSB, you should be able to get away with a lot less than 250lbs.

02/26/2008, 04:00 AM
I went to 100lbs of live sand and just a bag of 15lb of Aragonites on the top for the look for my 75Gallon, and I have a 2" - 2.5" deep sand bed. That 250lbs will give you probably 4" on your 120G. Is that what you wanted?

I just got mine from Big Al's, didn't want to spend time hunting as there are usually no huge price differences. I went with the Carribsea.

02/26/2008, 09:34 PM
cy88..yes 4-5" deep is what I'm trying to do......
and big Al's is asking for 59.99+tax for 40lb..
which will cost me about $406..... and I'm sure my wife will kill me after she find out i use that kind of money on SAND..

02/26/2008, 09:37 PM
what do u guys think is reasonable price for dry Aragonite...
and I'm looking at Indo-Pacific kind of sand...... a black and white mix
what do u guys think???