1. AnthonyHutchisonValued MemberMember

    Soon I am going to be starting up a 55 gallon and I was wondering if this was fine for it I've heard from multiple people it's great and cheap but I'm just making sure image

    will this sand be fine for my fish and will it fill a 55 gallon?
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  2. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    I think it should be fine, I'd wait for more replies. Why don't you just head to a pool supply store and get some? I got my 50lbs bag for $10.
  3. AnthonyHutchisonValued MemberMember

    Alright thank you, and are diatoms common with pool sand as I've seen on other posts here
  4. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    I don't really know... But I have it and I haven't had any problems.:)
  5. AlphonsusWell Known MemberMember

    Do you have ACE hardware nearby? They have a 40 or 50 pound pool filter sand for $13 I think , you can also order it online
  6. FettucciniWell Known MemberMember

    If you want white sand, definitely go for the pool filter sand. The stuff marketed as being for aquariums isn't any better, and it's WAY more expensive. I have pool filter sand in one of my tanks, and it's perfectly fine, other than the fact that it always looks dirty since the fish poop shows up on it so well.

    Yes, there's a good chance you'll get an outbreak of diatoms with it like I did, but it will almost certainly run it's course after maybe a few months. If you really like the look of white sand, it's not too big of a deal to wait it out, even as bad as all those brown splotches may look.
  7. TeishokueWell Known MemberMember


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