Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Pool supply stores may carry PFS in several colors, from white, off-white, sand/tan, pinkish, and even grey, depending on where the rock is quarried and supplied to that store, and what type of rock is used.
I get a no-name brand of white PFS from a nearby pool supply store, which is a quartz-based white silica PFS.
There has to be a pool store in the NY area which sells this type of sand - I'd be surprised if you couldn't find one.
Spectra-Quartz white sand may be an answer for you - see if you can find it.