i'm wondering if it might not be worth it to drop the $25 on it for a little extra peace of mind and slightly less rinsing. I only have 2 tanks at 3 gallons a piece so the 25 lbs should cover the whole shebang and then some.
Hmm well its up to you really. Lots of people go with the more expensive for less hassle. I think the black sand would look awesome btw. Yeah you would have lots left over still,but slightly less than extra than if you got 50lbs
ok i went out and got the 20 lb moonsand. i was going to get the white but it was like powder! the guy at petsmart said it's mainly for larger tanks that have a buffer area where it has more room to settle at the bottom. he also suggested reptisand but after we discussed and he noticed i was nervous about it changing the water chemistry, he said go with the moonsand.
Whitedevil, where do you live? I don't know how easy it is to ship off 10 lbs of moonsand. :)
oh.. i was looking at the bettas and there was a red VT that had almost a butterfly pattern, though not quite. the tips of his fins were pure white. i put him down and walked away and when i came back he was gone. a father and his 4 year old daughter bought him. i fear for that fish..... they didn't look terribly knowledgeable. :(
How does cleaning sand work? Wouldn't it be sucked up with the vacuum since it is so light? Or do you not use a vacuum? I've never used sand before and I'm interested in it as well. I've heard it's good for planted aquariums and it also looks really cool!
the guy at the store said a vacuum may suck it up but that a turkey baster would work. i'm not sure either, though, since i've heard with some practice, a vacuum works just fine with the right technique.
i've rinsed this tahitian moon sand a bazillion times. i hope it's enough!! i'll be redoing crumb's whole tank tomorrow morning. i'm just waiting for my 3rd gallon of water to age a little and warm up.