After I gave up trying to find tropical play sand in Connecticut in December, I decided to try this sand in starting my new tank. I found the company to be very helpful; it cost $28 per 50 pound bucket. Although they are in Brooklyn, so shipping was local, it only cost $40 to ship 200 lbs! I ordered in Monday and had it on Wednesday.
The sand is very dense; it packed down nicely, and seemed moist to the point where it stuck to my fingers. This is my first tank, so I don;t know how it should be, but I am pleased with the product. Just wanted to share my thoughts. Their website is www.esvco.com