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Question Similar look to CaribSea Aragonite?

Hey guys, does anyone know of a substrate that looks like Caribsea Aragonite but is either inert or leaning toward neutral/acidic? I love the colors and the finer consistency (we have it in our Tanganyikan tank), but for what I want to use it for, I don't want the hardness or high pH it will bring. Thanks in advance for any help/recommendations!
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Not an expert so grain of salt advised.

I think pool filter sand or something like sacrete commercial medium sand would be close. It will more then likely start out whiter but darkens a bit after a while.

Check out some pics online or look in person. The commercial medium is about the exact same from what I could tell to the top fin white sand/gravel (courser stuff). I couldnt tell a difference when I was shopping.

Now neither of these have that difference size lumpy texture of the original Aragnite.
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