So, my local Lowes sells both play sand and all purpose sand. No pool filter sand, sadly. I've heard that both play and AP work? Which is better?
Yes, an anubia, various Anacharis, bacopa, red myriophyllum, ammania sengalis, and water spangles. I also have driftwood.do you have any plants for the tank? just wondering.
Ok, thank you! I have loaches who are bottom feeders, would they stir up the sand enough? Also I'll be vaccumming the sand so that should disrupt it?Play sand is very prone to compacting in my experience and that causes anaerobic conditions. If u have mts then u may be fine but I'd steer clear if theres nothing agitating the sand regularly
Alright great thanks!Kuhlii loaches burrow in sand so itll probably be good. Also try stirring it up with a skewer to release gass pockets periodically
I've heard that sandblasting sand can be sharp and hurt bottom dwellers tummies... don't wanna risk it.Another great option I've found is to use sandblasting sand which is comparable in price and a nice black color. Just make sure you wash it good as it makes a oily slick at the water surface if you dont