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Old 06-04-2011, 07:09 PM   #11
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I wanted black sand but I couldn't find any locally
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #12
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I think I'm going to go with black sand in my pico, might look better in a tiny tank.
Don't do it Carey .., I forbid you! :- ). Lol
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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LOL. Is it that bad? It did make your tank look a bit dark but I was hoping for some contrast since the tank is soo tiny
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LOL. Is it that bad? It did make your tank look a bit dark but I was hoping for some contrast since the tank is soo tiny
Well I can't make you NOT do it,,.but if you did I CAN tell you how to cover it up with white sand again ..... I was hoping for contrast too,...kinda like those Mexican " Elvis" paintings on black velvet,... But it's got just the reverse effect,...the difference in the coloration of my triggerfish since the white sand outlay is really amazing ,I think sarcothelia was right with the reflected light,...they seem to be illuminated now
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I think i may re visit the black sand idea.

Thanks for the heads up, just the pictures are enough to make me rethink....
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Great looking tank! I have always liked the white sand but there are some tanks with black sand that look amazing.

Still, I like it better this way!
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Great looking tank! I have always liked the white sand but there are some tanks with black sand that look amazing.

Still, I like it better this way!
Yes, I'm sure there's a lot of tanks out there with black sand that look great ,.. unfortunately ,I don't think mine was one of ' em .... But on the lighter side ( no pun intended) ,...I like the white sand look better too.
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