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Question Can this sand use as Substrate

I wonder did anyone use this kind of brand and type of sand before, for your freshwater tank. Thanks


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I have never seen that used as a substrate... Portland has just about any of the pool filter sands and black blasting grit, which is what I bought for 10 bucks for 100 lbs.
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It's pool filter sand. Go for it. Be sure to rinse it before use as with any sand.


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Can plants grow from it?? I haven't know about this kind of pool filter sand .
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Can plants grow from it?? I haven't know about this kind of pool filter sand .
Yes, plants can do well in PFS, but you should use root tab ferts for your rooted plants, as PFS has absolutely no nutrients in it.
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Looks like a nice material to hold the roots and allow water movement. But no cationic exchange capacity. I would add slow release fertilizer tablets deep under the sand, and carefully add water column ferts if needed.
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