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Old 03-08-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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White or Black sand with Yellow Labs?

Which colour substrate should I have? I feel black would make their colours stand out more, however white seems more natural..

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Old 03-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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I vote black.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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Black makes them stand out and looks good
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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Yeah I was edging towards black. Anyone got anyphotos of black sand with Cichlids?
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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I got black mixed as i wanted the nautral grey kinda colour. Really makes the fish stand out

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black is best for color... i have 3 tanks with black sand... i know its not really natural but it looks so much cleaner!
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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Ah yes that does look good! Seems like black it is.. Where could I get some from that would be cheaper than my LFS?
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #8
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Black diamond blasting sand is 8 dollars for 5 lbs. Available and most hardware stores. Needs to be very well cleaned. Very! well cleaned.

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I believe he meant to say 50 lbs
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #10
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Yes, it's 50 pounds. And he wasn't kidding when he said it needs to be washed very well. But I think it's worth it for the price.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #11
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Wow that is quite alot for $8! Though will probs be more expensive here in the UK =(
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:41 PM   #12
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I got black mixed as i wanted the nautral grey kinda colour. Really makes the fish stand out

I am lovin this mixed sand! I have white Im about to put in but I was afraid it would wash my fish out :/ this just made me want to mix with some black! Very nice
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I am lovin this mixed sand! I have white Im about to put in but I was afraid it would wash my fish out :/ this just made me want to mix with some black! Very nice

Thanks, it makes the fish stand out more if you ask me
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Thanks, it makes the fish stand out more if you ask me
I bet it does! I have a really bright Kenyi (amongst others but she is the brightest besides the labs) and I think the mix would really make her shine
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It will especially the blues and yellow's
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That mix does look really good! Where do you buy your sand from in the UK if you don't mind me asking?
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The cheapest place I have found to buy sand is seapets.co.uk they do caribsea sand which IME needs hardly any washing i think I paid £16 for a bag
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Thanks Maestromad!
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I'll have a look around B&Q, Homebase, Garden centers etc.. And if i can't find anything i'll get from that site.
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It'll depend on te colour you want. I personally didn't want to risk not using aquarium sand, and he added problem was finding black!
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