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Old 06-22-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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DIY black pfs

Hi everyone, since I can't find any black sand I thought ill just DIY my own.
It pretty easy to do all u need is some safe spray paint.

Step 1. Wash ur pfs. Make sure the water is clear
Step 2. Lay the pfs out, let it dry out. Once the pfs is dry leave it lay.
Step 3. Use the color you want, spray it with the paint. dont be cheap use as much as u think it need. Let it dry mix it up all around, spray again, keep doing it till you think its done or till ur happy. Let dry ... throw it back into the bin or bucket, add water n wait.
Once u think everything is set ...drain the water out, add th sand to ur tank.

Pass this around to friends and share the idea.

I'll report any pro n con on.

Note: in the long run the paint might fade off so let it cure, the longer u cure it the longer it will last in water. Same thing as spraying you pvc
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Hi everyone, since I can't find any black sand I thought ill just DIY my own.
It pretty easy to do all u need is some safe spray paint.

Step 1. Wash ur pfs. Make sure the water is clear
Step 2. Lay the pfs out, let it dry out. Once the pfs is dry leave it lay.
Step 3. Use the color you want, spray it with the paint. dont be cheap use as much as u think it need. Let it dry mix it up all around, spray again, keep doing it till you think its done or till ur happy. Let dry ... throw it back into the bin or bucket, add water n wait.
Once u think everything is set ...drain the water out, add th sand to ur tank.

Pass this around to friends and share the idea.

I'll report any pro n con on.

Note: in the long run the paint might fade off so let it cure, the longer u cure it the longer it will last in water. Same thing as spraying you pvc
i honestly dont see this ending well, but good luck
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:58 PM   #3
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It work on pvc, plastics my pvc over flow.
I'm sure it till work on pfs.

Once my tank is ready ill start adding fish.
That's the main part.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:03 AM   #4
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I'm not sure where you are located but petsmart sells this: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...:referralID=NA

It's expensive but will save you the time of painting and drying sand.
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Black blasting sand is cheap and readily available.
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Tahitian Moon Sand, Petsmart's Super Naturals, black blasting sand, black pool filter sand, and my choice: Estes' Ultra Reef (won't affect any chemistry) are all black sand options.
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I'm not sure where you are located but petsmart sells this: CaribSea Aquarium Sand - Gravel & Sand - Fish - PetSmart

It's expensive but will save you the time of painting and drying sand.
DIY is more fun, plus its free when u already own all the stuff.

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Black blasting sand is cheap and readily available.
there is but can't find any around my area.
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Tahitian Moon Sand, Petsmart's Super Naturals, black blasting sand, black pool filter sand, and my choice: Estes' Ultra Reef (won't affect any chemistry) are all black sand options.
I got 4 green bag of este's, didn't like it much.

My plan is to use what I already have n spend nothing.
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3m colorquartz/estes should be available at a local pool supply or industrial supply store. My local one has it @ .50/lb
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I wouldn't like the green either. What (besides color) did you not like about it?
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