Which Type of Sand and Why?
OK I've read and studied about adding sand to your DIY CO2 energized tank. I have some questions and am looking for advice.
I have different kinds of sand here in Wisconsin that I can purchase ...
Play Sand @ $1.98 for a 50lb bag
Tube Sand @ $3.89 for a 70 lb bag [whatever Tube Sand is?]
Silica Sand @ $2.96 for a 50 lb bag
Blasting Sand @ $4.99 for a 50 lb bag [for sand blasting]
All Purpose Sand @ $2.99 for a 50 lb bag
Black Blast Sand @ $4.39 for a 50 lb bag
[I believe "black blast sand" is like "Black Beauty" for sand blasting]
I personally like silica sand, it looks the nicest but am wondering if it is too fine for holding down plants?
Play sand looks dirty and somewhat mixed with small gravel.
What I want to do is set up a couple of tanks with peet moss [very thin bottom layer], laterite [next middle layer] and sand of about 2.5" to 3" deep for the top layer.
I would like to hear some feedback and personal results.
Thanks ahead of time guys ...
O and here's the specs for setup tanks
DIY Canopy with 45 watts of full spectrum lighting
DIY CO2 with small DIY reactor / diffuser
Aqua Clear Power Filter
30 Gallon High
DIY Canopy with 60 watts of full spectrum lighting
DIY CO2 with DIY reactor / diffuser
Whisper Power Filter