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11-05-2004, 06:23 AM
Has anyone ever heard of silver sand?
I called a local pool supply store asking for pool filter sand. I told him what I was using it for. I sent a buddy to pick it up and he came back with "silver sand" from P.W. Gillibrand. Did I get the wrong stuff? It is not the same color as the stuff Ive seen on this forum. its kinda grey. I dint wanna risk the health of my fish.
Thanks, Jason

11-07-2004, 10:46 AM
Sounds like vermiculite which can be used in pool filters and has a silvery metalic look to it looks simular to gerbil pellets. It is matalic in nature but I am not sure if it is aquariem safe because it is aluminum silicate minerals and I am unsure how aluminum reacts in water

11-08-2004, 03:31 AM
the bag said "Silver sand"??? oh well, never mind. I returned it and bought this nice stuff my lfs had. It is fine like play sand only it is colored like the natural gravel.
Thanks though, Jason.