Originally Posted by Nytelighter
Looking to get some inputs on the differences between the two. I'm looking to start a reef and want to keep costs down. Are there any properties that aragonite sand possesses that makes it better than pool filter sand which is much cheaper? Thoughts.
Aragonite sand is best. I've never heard of anyone using pool sand before. There are many benefits to the aragonite more about the chemical properties and the ability to be broken down and release calcium alk
and other trace elements. Into the water. Pool sand I believe is made of a silicate compound which has no beneficial factors in creating a stable tank.