Originally Posted by TheBlackSloth93
I love sand. BUT the issue is how dirty the sand gets very quickly. I'd go to sand in a heartbeat. Problem is I can see every little speck of dirt and poop on it.
And you can also vaccuum every speck of poop up when it's maintenance time. Take the fat plastic tube off the end of your syphon and just hold the hose 1/2" above the sand to vaccuum it.
Sand is better. For fish that dig especially, it's better. Don't put too much. 1.5" to 2" is PLENTY.
Pool filter sand works great. Any pool supply store will have some. 50 pounds $10-15.