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Deep Reef
09/19/2017, 08:47 PM
4 years ago I set up a 120 gal. DT. The Carib sea special sea floor sand was about $27/ 40 lb bag. I'm getting ready to set up a new tank with the same sand but it is more like $40 / 40 lb bag.

Just wondering if it is just inflation or is there a time of year that the sand can be had for a lower cost?

Thanks


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mcgyvr
09/20/2017, 04:31 AM
Sand inflation it seems..

BRS seems to have the best pricing... today anyways..
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/aragonite-special-grade-dry-sand-40lbs-caribsea.html

karimwassef
09/20/2017, 06:42 AM
Here's my best cost sources

http://silicafreesand.com/aragonite-sand/

And

http://www.aragonitesand.com/#top

Deep Reef
09/20/2017, 07:20 AM
Thanks for the reference


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reefinder
09/20/2017, 09:32 AM
To be honest, if sand prices are worrying you. Thank your in for a real treat with light, pumps and skimmers

karimwassef
09/20/2017, 09:51 AM
Hey.. every bit helps.

Deep Reef
09/20/2017, 01:52 PM
I've been in this hobby awhile I know the costs but sand has doubled and I was wondering what may have been driving it


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karimwassef
09/20/2017, 03:52 PM
Higher demand usually increases prices
Lower supply does too

Sorry - couldn't help myself :D

fcmatt
09/21/2017, 04:16 PM
I've been in this hobby awhile I know the costs but sand has doubled and I was wondering what may have been driving it


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Part of the issue could be that many online companies selling fish tank stuff have to offer free shipping to attract customers. So something heavy like sand they just markup to cover the real shipping costs yet you still get "free shipping".

just a thought...