Rick Posted November 11, 2009 Share Posted November 11, 2009 I've done the groundwork now and will be able to set up a group buy for white calcium carbonate sand. This is very similar or perhaps even the same stuff as the Southdown sand. It passes a vinegar test verifying that it is calcium based and I placed 50 lbs. in my tanks 5 days ago (Looks great IMO). The group buy will be ordered 2000 lbs. at a time. I.E. If enough people want to get in then I can order another 2000 lbs. after the first one. The cost of the sand will be 28 cents per pound for the sugar size. (See post #16 for information on the larger size) I would prefer to have at least 50 lbs. per person since this is bulk sand which I will need to weigh and place into buckets. It will be BYOB (Bring your own buckets) however I will have measured buckets ready so you can just swap buckets with me. If you need buckets then I can get them for 1 or 2 dollars each or we can dump it into a different container (tote or whatever). We can work that out when you pick it up. Payment will need to be in advance. Send me a PM to work out the payment. If you would like to get in on the group buy please post below with how many lbs. you would like along with your preference of grain size. (I have the option to get any of about 5 sizes which I'll post more details on once I get the samples) The choice of grain size will be based on quantity ordered (For the first 2000 lbs. it appears it will be sugar sized). Here is what we have so far: (Please confirm that you still want in and the quantity needed below) Member Name, Quantity, Grain Preference, Paid (Pending indicates confirmed quantity but payment arrangements still need to be made) tom_c55 - 200 lbs. - Sugar - Picked Up MissDeffiance - 200 lbs. - Sugar - Picked Up garrettm85 - 400 lbs. - Sugar or one size larger - Picked Up half-astronaut - 300 lbs. - Sugar - Picked Up Danik - 200 lbs. - Sugar or One size larger - Picked Up badguitarist - 1000 lbs. - Sugar - Picked Up snowpunk - 350 lbs. - Sugar - Picked Up Bitricker - 150 lbs - Sugar or one size larger - Picked Up Nick (RoseCity Aquarium) - 200 lbs. - Sugar or one size larger - Picked Up nwcoralfarm - 200 lbs. - Sugar or one size larger - Pickup planned this weekend The order will be rearranged based on when the payments are received. As soon as I have payments for 2000 lbs. I'll get an order in. Then when we hit another 2000 lbs. I'll put in a second order. If we do not get to the 2000 lbs. on the second group then I'll either see about getting part of a pallet in or will pay for the extra myself to resell later so don't let that hold you back. Once ordered it should take about a week to arrive. Note: See post #16 for additional information on the grain sizes and pricing for the larger size. (It's a couple of cents more a pound) Another Note: I was under the impression the bags this is shipped in had a 2000 lb. limit. I have since found out that this is incorrect. 2000 lbs. is the minimum so we can go over that and add it to the first order provided the payments are in when it is ordered. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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