Seriously confused -- need help choosing substrate
I am starting a second 10 gallon tank. My first one needs work, but is stable, so I'm trying not to mess with it too much right now. The second one will house yellow neon shrimp and endlers. I have been trying to figure out which substrate to buy, but now I'm so confused I could cry. I have little access to decent LFS's. PetSmart and Petco are about it. I want to grow a few low and medium light plants. Some rooted, some not. What would be the best all-around substrate to get? Is pool filter sand adequate if I use root tabs? And where do I find root tabs? Amazon is probably my best bet for a lot of this stuff. Thanks in advance!