I have opinions, but I don't know what kind of sand it is! I read the bag--half is in French and the half that's in English just says its sterilized and lists all it's uses.
I bought Target Playsand from Home Depot and have been very happy with it. I rinsed it three times, but not all at once! I forget how many kilos they sold it in, but it was at least 50 lbs. Then it was put in the 29 gal
. I put a sponge over the filter intake and it cleared up by the next day. When I stir it up, it settles quickly. My fish--shellies and brichardi love it. I also found it was easy to move when I realized the shellies and brichardi were not meant to be tank mates
I used my gravel vac hose and siphoned the sand out. Way easier than moving gravel (which I also did the same night I was moving sand...).
Price--super cheap. It was actually recommended by someone at a LFS
. At the time is was recommended, I was told I probably would not use it all--he was right. I have at least a third of the bag left. I am going to mix some of it with regular potting soil and start a cactus garden...when I have some free time