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Old 08-14-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Black aragonite vs regular

I'm getting a 29 gallon biocube I'd like to use the black aragonite to bring out my coral colors. Do you guys have any insight with benefits between the two. I also heard it's much harder to keep clean because everything shows up much more. Thanks!
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
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I did it in an 8g biocube and I didn't like it. All the rocks stay th same color.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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I've had the black it looked great gets brown quick but any sand will but when it would get brown I just use my hand to lightly move the sand around.
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how would any thign that goes in an aquarium show up on the black sand? its not like a black car and dust getting on it.

if anything the white would show more then that black
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how would any thign that goes in an aquarium show up on the black sand? its not like a black car and dust getting on it.

if anything the white would show more then that black
It would make the colors of the corals such as blue, yellow, red, green etc pop because of such a dif in color contrast
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:49 PM   #6
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I used black sand in my pico and while it does look pretty cool I notice the crap and other stuff shows more with the black than with the regular colored sand.

Thats just me though, if you like the black give it a try.
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You also wouldn't get extra light (bounce) from.your fixture.
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Thanks for the input guys. I think I'm gonna go with the black!
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