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Old 01-30-2003, 04:05 AM   #1
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Black Substrate

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Setting up a new 25gal system, was wondering if anybody has experiance with black substrate.

Looking at having soft corals, and a SmartLamp lighting.

Was wondering if anybody has an (noticable) negative issues/affect with using black substrate, as well as the fact that black doesn't reflect back light as well as normal substrate.

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Old 01-30-2003, 06:46 AM   #2
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as well as the fact that black doesn't reflect back light as well as normal substrate.
That would be my biggest concern.
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would this be a black DSB?.... or crushed coral?... what material may be more important then the color. I think the black sand beaches in Hawaii are produced from lava flows which I would expect to be high in heavy metals... Not sure though.

At any rate I think it would look fantastic.
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I have black tahitian moon sand it ran about $1 per pound , looks reel nice with light color corals . Iv had no problems with it . i do believe its from south florida
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Thanks for the comments everyone.
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I would really love to see a picture of a tank with black substrate. Sounds pretty cool.
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I would really love to see a picture of a tank with black substrate. Sounds pretty cool.

I'm getting my tank tomorrow, substrate on Tuesday. Need a couple of weeks to cycle, than I'll get something live in it, and get a snap-shot.


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Cool beans man. Ill be waiting.
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