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Old 03-17-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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So im in the middle of getting ready to change the gravel and sand in my aquarium. Found out the hard way sand and gravel each on opposit sides isnt a good idea.... im not sure what to get though I know I want sand because my fish love it. What kind should I get? Really white... tan... or black? I heard black makes some cichilids color stand out amazingly but others slowly darken to blend in. Im lost.... any help would be great.

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Anyone have any input?

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You could go with black titanium moon sand or if you are on a tight budget, kids playsand or pool filter sand will do the job. All three look good....
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Imo white is a lot harder to keep clean if your ocd . Play sand looks more natural

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I could use playsand in my aquarium? Isnt it almost like beach sand when wet?

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Yea you just got to wash it relly good if not itll cloud up pretty bad .

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Yeah I just got some on Wednesday and washed it like 15 times and it literally only went cloudy for like 2 hours and the filter did the rest. Looks amazing and my sting ray and cichlids love it
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:33 PM   #8
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black diamond blasting sand is cheap and a good alternative.
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I used K&E black sand blasting sand from TSC. It was like $11 for a 50 pounds bag. It was cloudy that evening, but when I woke up in the morning it was crystal clear. I absolutely love the black sand. Before that I used play sand. Click image for larger version

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Dose dark sand make cichilids colors dull?

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