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Old 08-27-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Black sand is the enemy!!

Not sure if you read my other posts in the filtration section. I had a tank crash due to power failure and my neglect. So when I redid the tank I wanted to try black sand. Big mistake!!! I don't know if I got a bad batch or what. It was nothing but cloudy for over a month. I thought it was a bacterial bloom. It only seemed to get worse. I could barely see my fish, although they were ok! The advice was to leave it alone. I tried. I got so disgusted I tore the tank down again. Put all rocks and livestock in a tote. I bought caribsea aragalive aragonite reef sand. What felt like a nightmare came together really well. Everyone's back in and things look wonderful!!! I'm so happy I changed out that Blacksand!!
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:47 PM   #2
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What kind of black sand did you use?
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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I forget the brand but it was called Tahitian moon. It was dry and pretty fine. I rinsed it before putting it in the tank
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