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Old 07-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Salty tanks with black sand?

Sooo I don't think I have seen any saltwater tanks with black sand.... Does anyone do this or are they mostly lighter colored sand? Thinking of dipping my toes in the salty side...

Anyone have pics of your black sand tanks?
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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I think it would be a cool idea. Would have cost a lot for my big tank, I used only about 20% live sand so I picked the figi pink color to blend in with the rest but I really would have liked black.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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I think it would make the colors stand out like crazy! But I wonder if there is a reason why the lighter sand is more popular
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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I have started a seahorse tank with black sand.... I think it will look very nice...

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Old 07-17-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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I used a combo of black and white in my 40



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Very nice maybe I will do the same...
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:07 AM   #7
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Black sand makes the tank look dark when my lights are on. I switched to light brown sand and everything about my tank looked brighter. I will never go back to black sand again.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:56 AM   #8
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I use it my frag tank/ lion fish I like it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #9
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Awesome! Thank you all for replying with the pros and cons!! I am so unsure which side of the fence to fall on with the sand
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I have the black aragonite sand in my tank. i think it makes the color of the coral pop out more especially if your rocks are on the darker side. The only caution is that it has some stuff that's magnetic so you have to be really careful if you use a magnetic algae scrapper b/c it can scratch your tank.
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