i have bought 30lb of aqua fin gravel (white pea-sized) from my lfs
for 30G tank...
now I am thinking i have spent too much on buying gravel from the lfs
..but still the gravel layer on my tank does not look to be sufficient...and also i need li'l finer substrate for my plants..
I live in Ashburn and there are lots of lakes and potomac river flowing through it..
Shall I go ahead and get some lake/river sand from the river and lake?Are there anythings that I shud keep in mind? i am also planning to check for drift wood on river..
i have read on internet, that people have successfully used normal sand from city outskirts for the aquarium..
what do you guys think abt it and if anyone has similar experience to share that will be great..