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Old 03-18-2011, 04:18 AM   #1
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Advice on sand

Ok, so i put about 20 lbs fine acrolite (sp) sand and 40 lbs of black sand. Today i heard a rumor that black sand is bad??


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Old 03-18-2011, 04:39 AM   #2
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The only bad thing I've heard about black sand is that it will fade over time. I have sand in my tanks and I haven't had any problems with it yet. It should be fine. :>
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I'd wonder if the fact that black absorbs light, so you don't get any extra reflection like you would with a tan sand. Then again that wouldn't make a difference if you're not planning on coral. Also I learned to steer clear of fine sand. When you have sand sifters the lighter fine sand seems to cloud everything up. I had fine sand in my first tank and had to take out my lawnmower blenny because he'd have the hole tank looking like a dust storm.
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Problem I have with black sand is when it comes time to vacuum it is hard to pick out the junk because it all blends in.
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You should be OK. I know several people with black sand.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:39 PM   #6
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Ok well thanks! I'l stick with the black sand
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #7
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I had problems with it growing algae on it. I bought a really low grade sand.

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