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Question Another sand question...

So I think I finally made up my mind on what to get as a substrate for my 10g tank. I am like 90% sure I will get mineralized top soil from torpedobarb Now I know I need some kind of top layer, and I was thinking with going 3M colorquarts crystals/sand or whatever itís called , in black of course. I did find a store that carries it. The supplier is kind of far but that's the only one I found, now the only problem is that they only carry 50lb bag and I really donít need that much and on top itís like $50 . Unless, someone wants to split it with me I donít think Iíll be getting it. So I was again killing some time and browsing internet when I came across Tropic Isle Tahitian Moon Sand on http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=7324
20lb bag for $20 is way betterÖ I probably won't use that much, but extra doesn't hurt, and I do have 55g tank and I can use some of it in there when the time comes to set it up. Now the question is it safe to use in a planted tank? The website says it is safe for use in fresh water aquarium, but I just want to double check with you guys who is way more experienced than I am.
Is it a good choice? What else can I use? I want something black or dark color, small grain size, something not expensive and easy to find, easy to clean etc. So what options do I have?
Thanks to all! And any sugestions are always welcome...


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Ok I don't know why my text is funky, when I posted it.


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