Here is an update from me.
i actually used the black diamond brand blasting sand to cap my dirt tank, i went to the distributor and picked up 12/30 grade which isnt sold in stores. an 80lbs bag for 13$ a little more than what they sell it for in stores but from reading previous posts i think i got a good deal.
it took me about 10 min to wash all that i needed (id say 20lbs) the water ran clear just about instantly but i wanted to get the small floating pieces all out so i washed it extra.
it also is not sharp at all, i think the larger grains are better than smaller?
it also didnt cloud at all when i put it in the tank which surprised me.
i took a few pictures so that you could see what it ended up looking like. this is just filling up so excuse the bubbles.
This picture is of my existing shrimp tank in which i used CaribSea black moon sand which retails at 22$ for a 20lbs bag
These picture of are the Black Diamond blasting sand which cost me $3.25 for 20lbs
i think that they look almost exactly the same, grain size is a bit bigger in the Black Diamond but the color looks the same even the little gold flecks