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Old 01-12-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Black Diamond Blasting Sand as Substrate?!?! Wanna see some pictures!!

So. I just want to know if Black Diamond Blasting Sand really works as aquarium substrate??

Some pictures would be really nice too!

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This would be a good time to show-off your beautiful tanks!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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I had it in my 40 gallon tank and it was the first substrate I used. While I liked it initially, the tank even with good light seemed dark. I switched to pool filter sand and the color makes the tank look considerably brighter IMO. I use the PFS now in all my tanks and am happy with it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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I find any black substrate makes a tank look very dark no matter how much lighting you use
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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I find any black substrate makes a tank look very dark no matter how much lighting you use
I was under the impression a black substrate made the colors of decor and fish pop. My plan was to go with mostly pfs with a think cap layer of some type of black substrate. My lighting is said to be poor T8 I am told. Should I steer clear of capping my pfs with black substrate?

Also, where does one get black sand besides the over priced pet stores etc?
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i got mine threw work for my nieces 20 gal and 5 gal tanks i have this stuff got it before i found out i could use blasting sandif your near chicago i can tell you where to get it but if not it would be avalable in a contractor type store
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Here's mine with that sand. It's by far my favorite look.
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