Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
I just bought some pool filter sand to convert my substrate and the tank to planted all at the same time. I like the grain size and color of it. The grain size seems a little larger than play sand. I bought it at Leslie's Pool Supplies for around 9.00 for a 50lb. bag. You and I will need root tabs since the PFS is inert and lacks nutrients. I solved that issue by purchasing Pfertz root tabs. From what I understand, PFS varies by region, so I don't know what you will get in Florida. I am a newbie, so I wouldn't take my advise to the bank, but I do countless hours of research in forums (just ask my wife), so I feel like I am making an education decision based on the look I want and amount of maintenance I am willing to provide.