Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel?? - Page 2 - South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts

South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts A forum for the South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts club.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2008, 03:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 291
iTrader Ratings: 0
mommyeireanne is a regular member
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

I'm sure she didn't eat him before he died. He came from the local Jack's and I know they dose their tanks with meds all the time as a prevention, so he may have been sick from that. My husband has been telling this story though, so now it's a 'black-widow' joke. I really like my snail. She's active and interesting.
I did call Leslie's near the Dayton Mall, no dice. I broke down and got the brown stuff at Wal Mart. The 5lb bags have a smaller grade than the 25lb bag and it's the smallest I've seen. Of course I was in a hurry. I can't wait to get this set up!! But as we are half way through Feb, the meeting would be the best solution for me. I was going to try Aquatic Plant Depot, the only place I saw that had duckweed and MTS, but really don't want to order that much- and in winter no less. Please let me know when the meeting will be. And if Rob or someone has MTS and duckweed, I'll like to buy some. I'll keep an eye out for what plants are going to be for sale, I do need some more. I have the invitation but haven't signed up yet- will do that tomorrow.
I need something to cover half of the water surface and uptake nutrients, especially in the beginning. I really like Red Root Floater but didn't think my low light would support it- it's one 45w for 20 gal. I don't think the sunlight (8 feet from window) will hit them on top. What do you think? Would it be enough light?
mommyeireanne is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 02-10-2008, 04:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MatPat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 3,819
iTrader Ratings: 34
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
MatPat is a valuable member of the community MatPat is a valuable member of the community
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

Like I said, this ain't a very good time of the year to be looking for pool filter sand

Once you sign up on the new site you will see the announcement for the meeting. I will send Russ' address to everyone via e-mail in the next couple of days.

45w on a 20g tank should be fine for Red Root Floater. I've grown it in my 10g tank with a single 15w bulb so you should be fine. I'm not sure if anyone has RRF anymore but I sure would like to have some for my shrimp tanks again. If no one else has duckweed, I can bring a very small amount for you.
MatPat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 06:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Xenia,Ohio
Posts: 92
iTrader Ratings: 14
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
ohiodave is a regular member
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

I've got duckweed galore, must have snuck in on a plant. I throw the stuff away weekly. If you need some you can have it as much as you want, all of it would be nice. I might have some rrf too, don't know because I just scoop and pitch. Riccia grows good in a low tech also.

Last edited by ohiodave; 02-10-2008 at 06:52 PM.. Reason: add
ohiodave is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 02-10-2008, 10:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kettering, OH
Posts: 130
iTrader Ratings: 3
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
megasycophant is a regular member
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

Dave, you got RRF? Have you been holding out on us?!? On that note, does anyone else have it?

Oh.and if somebody brings duckweed to the meeting, drop it in a biohazard bag or something. I don't even wanna sit near the stuff!
megasycophant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 04:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 15
iTrader Ratings: 0
wolfen42 is a regular member
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

Just FYI, the PetSmart up near the intersection of Colerain-27 and 275 has a rather amazingly large amount of MTS in their fish tanks.

Last time I stopped by (for kitty litter) , the girl who was working was very nice and quite willing to fish out a number of them for me. (They consider them to be a nuisance... imagine... :P )
wolfen42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 09:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
DanD5303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Minneola, KS
Posts: 54
iTrader Ratings: 0
DanD5303 is a regular member
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

On the pool filter sand, you can try course sand blasting grit. It's easier to find, and pretty much the same thing around here.
DanD5303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 06:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kettering, OH
Posts: 130
iTrader Ratings: 3
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
megasycophant is a regular member
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

When I was setting my tanks back up, I asked for a few at Jack's, expecting to get them free. They actually charged me something like $0.05 apiece for them. Wonder if I can sell em back for a penny?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfen42 View Post
Last time I stopped by (for kitty litter) , the girl who was working was very nice and quite willing to fish out a number of them for me. (They consider them to be a nuisance... imagine... :P )
megasycophant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2008, 06:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
deepdiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wayne, MI
Posts: 186
iTrader Ratings: 6
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
deepdiver is a regular member
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

You can find pool filter sand at most sandblasting supply places. Try a Yahoo local search for "sandblasting"
deepdiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 02:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MatPat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 3,819
iTrader Ratings: 34
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
MatPat is a valuable member of the community MatPat is a valuable member of the community
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

Did you ever find any pool filter sand Maria?
MatPat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 08:32 AM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Rob Tetrazona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 601
iTrader Ratings: 12
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Rob Tetrazona is a regular member
Default Re: Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

I just checked for duckweed and there is none. Can't help with this, but can still bring some MTS's, just let me know.
Rob Tetrazona is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts > Where the heck can I find Pool Filter Media gravel??

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1