I'm having an issue finding a certain kind/type of sand. I know it's my own fault for being so picky. I've read a lot of threads, articles, Amazon reviews and Youtube reviews over the past few days, researching sand. I just plan on using a little for a cosmetic path in my 5 gallon. There's just a few issues:
Amazon doesn't have as many options right now as you'd think they would, which has made this very difficult.
#2. Size issue:
I don't need/want a 50 lb bag when it comes to things like pool filter sand. Small living quarters, and too giant a bag for something I only need less than 5 lbs for. I also cannot carry a 50 lb bag for the life of me. This leaves me with the only option to use aquarium sands. I know you pay about the same for 10 lbs of aquarium sand as you would a 50 lb bag of pool filter sand, but again, 50 whole lbs.
#3. Grain issue:
It's difficult to find fine sand with a range of 0.25 - 1.00mm for grain size, and also available as:
#3. Right color:
Medium-to-light tan in color. A lot of sands are white, or too dark--where the heck are the medium-light tans?
At this point the closest I can find is CaribSea Moonlight Sand but I worry that will be too white. I know they have Sunset Gold but that's much darker than what I'm looking for.
I'm honestly really frustrated with this, so it's to the point where I just have to ask the community if they've had any luck.
This is the last aquascape I did for this tank, only for the path I use pebbles. I wanted to use sand before but again had the issue of just not finding the kind that would work for this:
The aquascape I'm working on now is similar to this, except I swapped out the gravel for ADA Aquasoil and am going to add a piece of driftwood to the right side, while adding more plants to the tank overall.