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Question Good sand brands for newts?

I ordered a 50lb bag of hth brand pool filter sand, but upon inspection it looks as if the "sand" grains are quite big. In fact, it's almost like gravel. So I suppose I'll have to return it. Does anyone know of good sand brands for newts?



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Default Re: Good sand brands for newts?

I stopped trying to be clever and just went with a pet store brand. I got Caribsea Super Naturals sand. It looks incredibly fine and I have no doubt it's safe for newts. :)



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Default Re: Good sand brands for newts?

Glad you're sorted, but for anyone else wondering, I've used kiddies play pit sand for many years now and had no problems. It's cheap, clean, the grains are quite fine and plants seem to grow well in it.



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Glad you're sorted, but for anyone else wondering, I've used kiddies play pit sand for many years now and had no problems. It's cheap, clean, the grains are quite fine and plants seem to grow well in it.

I wonder where you guys have been finding that stuff. I've seen play sand and pool filter sand suggested a lot for cheap substrates, but the the times I've bought either they had a lot of gravel bits in them. Guess it's a good idea to see it in person before buying it.



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Default Re: Good sand brands for newts?

Can somebody provide a link for me where I can buy it please? Thanks in advance



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Default Re: Good sand brands for newts?

I'm pretty sure Walmart sell it, but any garden supply place or kids supply store should also have it. I buy mine from Tesco.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Therapy-P...ll&athena=true



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Default Re: Good sand brands for newts?

Pool filter sand from home depot been using it over 3 years not one problem. Just make sure you rinse it well water still will be a little cloudy but it will settle. Sand is in a blue & white bag



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