Tahitian Moon Sand is awesome !!!
I have a bag of the moon sand sitting right next to me and it is going to be in the 56G Angel tank... this stuff is so beautiful and will not effect PH values at all. It *glistens* under lighting and is jet black !!
None of the sands have any nutritional values whatsoever...basically you are chosing the color/grain size when you chose your sand. I am using the cheapo playsand in my 30 and it is awesome ...plants root like no tomorrow and this stuff is very fine...
I was worried about the "compacting factors " but no problems now and none in the future are foreseen.
There are some sands that will raise the PH so again be careful when chosing. But I love using the sand and have no regrets at all... If you rinse it well it will be an easy , clean transformation. Since your tank is established allready just rinse it well and keep adding it slowly over entire bottom...when I add sand to my tank I use a 2 Cup size bowl...fill it with sand and SLOWLY
lower it to bottom of tank and pour it around plant stems or wherever I need it. Very little dust enters water column that way...if the tank clouds a little ... do not worry it will clear overnight.
If I were you though I wouldnt even bother trying to mix it in , just put a nice layer over and it will eventually go in by itself.
And if you are going to order the Moon Sand.....
I wouldnt want one grain disappearing into the substrate ! Its just to pretty ... :hehe:
They split my order and only sent me the 1 bag of Moon Sand on Saturday...the 60lbs of AragAlive will be here tomorrow...