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Old 02-25-2014, 01:44 AM   #1
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Black sand or white sand on a Malawi tank

I want to know whats the best sand for Malawi cichlids
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:50 AM   #2
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It's up to personal preference. If you want a natural looking sand, get the tan colored ones. I don't suggest pure white since it'll look extremely bright if you're using good lighting, which defeats the purpose of having good lighting to display your fish's color at its full potential (you want all eyes on your fish, then rockscape, never the sand which will happen since it'll be blinding lol.) So in the end, black or tan are my only two opinions in color, but my vote always go towards the more natural looking sand (tan).
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:55 AM   #3
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Black can look good too though cos it contrasts nicely with the bright colours of the cichlids.

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In my tank I used Caribsea Argonite the black and white mix. It looks great.
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Yep, which is why I mentioned that both Black and Tan are my only two options, but I prefer the natural looking route, so like I said it's personal preference since there is no "best" kind of sand.
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Yeah I agree black or tan are the best imo.

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:45 PM   #7
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Black sand or white sand on a Malawi tank

I have black gravel in my 29g and pool filter sand (white/tan) in my 75g I like both looks but the fish stand out more with the black gravel. However I like the overall look of the pfs in the tank better. Don't know if that helps but if I were doing a new tank I would probably go with the pfs again plus my cichlids love it.
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I like the black one but I think is too dark what do you guys think and what's a good brand for pool filter sand
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I dunno I've never used it but I've heard play pit sand is really good too.

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