If I am not mistaken, this kind of sand is primarily silica sand. If it's pure silica, it should be fine although the fauna that will live in the sand eventually may not like it that much... I would try to confirm with the manufacturer what it's actual content is to be safe.
Originally Posted by djbarnes88
Will I be able to seed the pool filter sand and create a "live sand" bed?
You will but as I mentioned above, the fauna may not do as well as a good grade of oolitic sand. The silica is basically fine glass and the sharp edges will damage some of the more delicate animals that live in the sand. That said though, seeding it will be no problem...
Also, not taking into account predators what kind of inverts can I get if any (starfish, shrimp, crabs, and snails)
The types of fish you keep will have a large impact on the types of inverts you keep. If the fish will be on a more community/peaceful level, there is no reason you should not be able to keep the snails, crabs and shrimp depending on eventual species but without the LR
, I would not suggest any star. Without natural hiding places they will not do that well and the more hard to keep ones will need alot of grazing area that only a well matured tank with a good amount of LR
According to the auction and the picture it has a wet/dry filter that looks pretty big and a seaclone skimmer in the sump
A link to the auctioned item would help. The wet/dry will be fine for an FO
but once you move towards a reef, you might want to just convert it to a simple sump and rely moreso on the LR
for filtration. The skimmer is not a good one IME
, you may end up getting a different one once you set it up and see it's very lacking design and performance.