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    There are several pool filter sands on the market. Anyone know the best one to use as a substrate? I have a Lowe's here and a Ace Hardware where I live but that is about it. Thank You

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    I think many use the quickcrete sand in there tanks.
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    Matt has some experience with it, he could tell you which one he has.
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    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
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    Quickrete sand isn't the same as pool filter sand. PFS is sieved and graded to a relatively uniform particle size, and doesn't compact like play sand. Easier to maintain, and doesn't develop anaerobic pockets if left undisturbed too long like play sand.
    If you want black "sand" check out Black Diamond or Black Beauty (same thing, name brand varies by location) sandblasting grit. It's actually coal slag, completely inert, main differences aside from color is that it's easier to rinse clean and doesn't encourage diatoms to run amok like the silica in sand does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka View Post
    Quickrete sand isn't the same as pool filter sand.
    The manufacturer of this would beg to differ.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-...5350/202314677

    Fish for Life, I use this in 2 of my tanks, works great, plants grow well in it, it looks nice, and doesn't even require rinsing...best of all, it's inexpensive, around $6 or $7 for a 50# bag
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    There he is^^^

    You should take a look at his tanks-I really love the look of this sand.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
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    Quickrete is the brand name and they make several different products. One of which is PFS .
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka View Post
    Quickrete sand isn't the same as pool filter sand.
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    My bad, never seen that before.

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    If you can't find the good quality quartz-based # 20 or #30 grade density silica pool filter sand at a local pool supply store, or a big box store, here are a few good ones available @ Amazon, but they're pricier than PFS obtained @ pool supply shops, where the price is usually $10. to $15. for a 50 lb. bag.


    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...ter+sand&ajr=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka View Post
    My bad, never seen that before.
    They dont sell that at all lowes or. home depots.... I dont get that brand at any home depot in my area either. They do have #20 silica sand, but you need to rinse it.

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