Hi, everybody. I'm new here so be nice
I tried using the search feature to find an answer to my problem, but nobody gave a direct answer that I was looking for...
Anyways, I'm starting a FW tank that's about 60-75 gallons. I already have a small tank that's 6 gallons. I suppose you can say I'm upgrading. The problem I'm having is that I want it to look REALLY nice, so I want to use sand instead of gravel. I'm still trying to pick a theme for it, but it'll look similar to this: http://www.akwarium.org/galerie.php?ID_GALERIA=14
I already bought the sand from Petco, but I still have the receipt and I can still return it. Here's the sand I bought: http://www.petco.com/shop/product.as...&cm_ite=551520
Will this be okay for FW tanks? Will I have to wash it first? Is it going to affect the PH level? I'm aware that sand could be sucked into the filter and all that, and it doesn't bother me. I've noticed other people using playground sand from Home Depot, but I've already bought my sand. Should I return the marine substrate I bought and buy the playground sand? Thanks in advance for you time and your replies.