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I am starting a new freshwater tank and would like some suggestions for some brands of light-coloured (white/tan) sand and also where to find them. I'm hoping for a heavier sand that won't be disturbed too easily during maintenance. Thanks!!
 

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Pool filter sand! Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, any pool/jacuzzi supply store :)

Edit - you might have to order it in from CT/HH but they do have it.
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I've got a couple of 5 gallon buckets of used sand at home. The buckets are basically full so they are super heavy. Caribsea Torpedo Beach and Crystal River sand. CaribSea Super Naturals

The sand is great as its not quite as fine as play sand and won't drift around too much...also looks very natural. Super expensive when you have to buy it but cheap as I just want to get rid of it....$20 per bucket. PM me for details.
 

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I use pool filter sand from Canadian tire and I love it :). Not as cheap as some other options out there, but great quality - round and uniform. The brand is Fairmount minerals and it's called aquaquartz pool filter sand. Barely even needs rinsing which is always a plus


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Thanks for all the suggestions everybody! I will definitely look in to pool filter sand. Also thanks for the offer Tony, I'll let you know when I decide.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions everybody! I will definitely look in to pool filter sand. Also thanks for the offer Tony, I'll let you know when I decide.
Sure no problem. Wife will be glad to see it gone.

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I have can tire pool filter sans mixed with a little landscape sand....very natural. I like the look of straight pool filter sand too. I have 1 inch capping a layer of fluorite and fluval soil. I am happy with it. Funny, years ago, I remember reading not to use sand as had sharp edges....maybe that was a certain type of sand.
 
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