Well I did it. I went with play sand in the end as I wouldn't even know where to start with tracking down pool filter sand as I'm in the Uk and we don't seem to have an abundance of people with home pools over here 😉. I made sure to clean it really well. Did the half a bucket of sand method and filled the rest with water. Gave it a stir and chucked anything that didn't settle within a few second. Was a bit murky to start with but it soon cleared over night. It looks brilliant now. Also bought 2 horse faced loaches to churn it all up. My snails seem to love it and also my clown loaches are constantly snuffling around in it. I'm learning to clean it with my syphon without sucking up half the tank lol. I find it easier to clean than stones as there's no where for the nasty stuff to creep down into. It all just kinda sits on top. So it's a win win for everybody. Thanks for the advice guys.
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