Is this worth it or just a good mark up?
It's hard to say, play sand varies by region, and around here it contains a lot of clay and gets clumpy and/or muddy in the tank. It's not worth my trouble to try washing it, I just buy the stuff for aquariums and give it a quick rinse. As DJ said, if PFS is available and you like the color of it, it is a cheaper alternative, probably half the price or less.Ardandy said:So would it be benificial over Standard Play Sand?
+1 this is what i did in my SA tank.. Went with 50 pounds of PFS (White or clear they call it) then added 20 pounds of Tan Cichlid sandFlippercon said:Yep standard playsand=filter killer. Pfs is the cheapest route to go. If you want color do a 50/50 mix.
Yes white or tan. I have mixed pfs with colored sand and it turns out nice. Also the size of the grains is a plus and it doesn't stir up as easy as other sands. I have multiple types of sand in 8 tanks at the moment. From pfs to moon sand. For looks I would Go with the moon sand first. I have mixed pfs with black marine sand and get that nice pepper look. For function I would say they do the same thing across the board except playsand (stirs up way to easy and looks almost muddy). For price pfs all the way. Just read around about pfs I'm sure there are many other members who agree.metro6775 said:I would not say that Pool Filter Sand is the best way to go. Cheapest? Probably. But it comes in white, white, and white. So if you like white then it is the "best" way to go.
Anyone use the CaribSea Sunset Gold sand?