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Old 09-25-2004, 08:28 PM   #1
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black sand

anyone have it?
any benefits over the regular white/tan type?
does it show detrius more?
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Hara had/has the black sand. I think it gives a nice contrast for sure. It does give the tank a darker look as the sands not reflecting the light like the lighter sand.
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and yes, it does show detritus more.
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Old 09-26-2004, 10:14 AM   #4
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Black sand is ususally volcanic in origin. This means that it is silica based and should also have a some heavier metals in the mix.

If you are relying on your substrate to help with pH levels and for supplying calcium to your tank, I would think this would not be your best choice ( unless you are mixing it in with a calcium based sand).

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