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Old 06-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #241
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This tank is one if the reason I want my next to have black sand. The contrast is amazing. Even dulled out it would look great IMO.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #242
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Yeah the black sand is way better than the white in my 75 gallon. Plus it doesn't look dirty even through cycling. I had diatoms but you couldn't really see them. Only on the rocks. And I love the real reef rock too because its darker.
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The black sand is ground volcanic glass I think. Should work fine but doesn't have the buffering ability aragonite sand has. Use to use the black sand in freshwater all the time.
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Mine was "live sand". (I still cycled with bacteria though) So I dunno if that makes a difference. Is it not good to use the black then? You have me worried now. :/
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No, no. It will work biologically like any sand. Crushed coral has some tiny advantages as it can add some buffering to your alkalinity.
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