01-23-2009, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by catfishtabbi
Pool filter sand is silica sand , which is probably the best to use in a FW tank. It is round and comes in great colors however it is seasonal so you would have to wait till pool season. Its cleaner and rinses easily.I'll be picking some up when the atores stock up.
It isn't seasonal if you look in the right place. I buy it for the vineyard filters year round at my local ag irrigation supply store. There are a couple different grades based on the size of the sand particle. Probably much cheaper too. Thanks for this post I think I am going to go with sand in my 30 gallon. I think I am going to rinse the sand to clean it a couple times before I add it to the tank.