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- 4 years
I am setting up a 20 gallon long aquarium and wondered what sand (play sand, regular sand, black diamond blasting sand-medium grit) I should use. My 37 gallon tank is dirted and I used pea gravel( river gravel to be exact ). It’s doing good but I noticed during planting that it sometimes releases dirt particles into the water column. As far as fish I eventually want to add blue rams but I also love Apistogrammas. I just want to try sand since I’ve done the rocks to see my preferences. Pool filter sand is out of question since it’s $25 for 25lb bag where I’m located. If I wanted to spend that I would have went with a brand substrate. I ordered a SunBlaster T5HO light for this tank. Any input is appreciated.