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    talldutchie, I'd like to have either a beach-sand-like look or anything lighter than that. Nothing too dark. I'm looking at this right now:

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_10392-286-11...ductId=3006085

    It's Quickrete Play sand. One review said it was great for fish tanks and such. Do you think this would be good? Heck, it's cheap :)
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

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    OK, so the black blasting stuff is out.

    Difficult to say. What's sold as play sand over here in Europe is OK if you don't mind spending some time rinsing the stuff. Also, it's relatively compact so I'd definitely get malaysian trumpet snails.

    What I like about filter sand is that it's a bigger grain so it won't compact that mich and therefore you have a lot less risk of an anaerobic bacteria buildup. Another big advantage, it's clean. Useable straight out of the bag.

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    Play sand will be much dirtier than pool filter sand. I gave my pool filter sand a half hearted rinising and it didnt cloud up my tank. You may have more luck finding pool filter sand at a smaller local hardware store. I dont know if I have seen anyone here find it at Lowes. Oh and make sure you get the plain stuff, they apparently have a pool filter sand with added chemicals to inhibat bacteria growth in your pool (not something you want in your tank).

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    All right, there's a Leslie's pool supply near me. According the the 1 review, it's great for aquariums. Here's the product:

    http://www.lesliespool.com/Home/Filt...ies/14700.html

    So, Lady10 & talldutchie, does the above seem like a good sand?

    I'm sorry for all of the questions, I've never even tried sand before in an aquarium.
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

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    Looks like the stuff I'd buy

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    All right! I'll add that to my list :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquahead1 View Post
    All right, there's a Leslie's pool supply near me. According the the 1 review, it's great for aquariums. Here's the product:

    http://www.lesliespool.com/Home/Filt...ies/14700.html

    So, Lady10 & talldutchie, does the above seem like a good sand?

    I'm sorry for all of the questions, I've never even tried sand before in an aquarium.

    I used 100 lbs of Quikrete Commercial Grade Medium Sand (bag is tan and green) from Home Depot - $4.27 for 50 lbs. It is very light colored and looks really nice. No washing necessary. I added the sand to the tank and covered it with a plastic garbage bag before filling the tank. No dust or cloudy water.

    In my journal there are pics and videos of the tank with the sand (link in my sig).
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    So I don't know what to go with again...

    Quickrete Medium Grade Sand is cheaper, but might be bad for the water (dirty, dusty, etc.)

    PFS is supposedly the best and I'm leaning towards that.
    10 Gallon: 5 Peppered Corys | Pool Filter Sand | x2 AquaTech 5-15 Power Filter | 2 plastic plants

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    Go for that if you can spare the $25 difference.

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    I was only speaking of my personal experience with pfs and diatoms. On another note the pfs is more uniform than play sand of most of the other sands avalible. If you are planning on planting with pfs do reasearch, ot feeders will need root tabs closer to the roots and a more constant dosing. Not sure on what the schedules would be but im just saying.
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