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Old 12-13-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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Black Beach Reef Sand Substrate

Does anyone out there have any thoughts on the Black Beach Reef Sand Substrate ????? VS the standard beige color substrate...
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Most substrate that I ave sen for SW tanks is white. Not sure what the beige substrate is. Most people use crushed coral or white argonite sand. I haven't seen too many tanks out there that use black reef sand. Can't see what it would hurt. Aesthetics I guess.
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I was just curious because basicly everyone uses that one color (white) and have never seen anyone using the Black color.
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I think most people use the normal sand as it looks more "natural". I guess there would be some reflective qualities of the white sand with regards to light. It's not like your hermits and snails will refuse to go across it because of the colour.
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Thanks. Plus I just thought if I where to use the black I would never know when it was time to clean the substrate either. So I will stick to the white sand....

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I'm going to use both black and white substrate in my 50g. I'm doing so to add depth. A trail or path of white substrate from my 30g and the black will be added to the left which is a terrace w/fake coral and the right side will be black with live rock. The black will set off the white path to the back of the tank.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:09 PM   #7
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Sounds interesting do you have any pics ???
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:18 PM   #8
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Any thoughts out there on the Caribsea Seaflor Fiji Pink Reef Sand?

I don't know about anyone else but I can not tell it is or has Pink in it?????

Is this something new on the market?
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I had a friend that has the black sand and she eventually got so she does not like it. She said it stays dirty all the time. To me there is nothing better than good ole aragonite sand.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:36 PM   #10
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Black beach sand is ignious rock and not coral at all. So it would have no buffering of CA in your tank. It also might contain heavy metals which is also not a good thing for a reef setup.
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