View Full Version : wondering about sand??

12-01-2003, 07:27 AM
Hello My name is Jennifer

I had a question by boyfriend is getting a 260gal aquarium and we would like to put sand into it. I was wondering if anyone knows what is a good sand that is cheap and won't cloud the water really bad. I was thinking of silica sand. Someone told me that it really isn't sand it's little glass beads that look like sand is this true? If so where in canada can I find it?

Thanks talk again soon:)

12-01-2003, 10:51 AM
Hi Jennfier

Maybe whoever told you that silica sand = glass beads meant that some glass beads are sold as silica sand?

Silica sand is a raw material that can be used to make glass (which can then be recycled to make glass beads). Pool filter sand is often coarse silica sand and makes for an easy-to-rinse and attractive substrate that's safe for your fish. You can pick it up (inexpensively) at any pool supply store.

12-01-2003, 05:21 PM
thank you so much:)

12-02-2003, 05:13 PM
pool filter sand. worked for me