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Old 03-28-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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I'm still considering going with Blacksand for my new substrate I must be a glutton for punishment I think Because right now I have crushed seashells In my 80 gallon I was planning on going with white sand I already bought 150 pounds of it I just really like to way the black sand looks I must be my out of my mind
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I love black sand in certain freshwater setups but I prefer the natural looking sand in my reef tank.

But... Do what you wanna do! And have fun!

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If you like black sand go for it!

I kind of wish I put it in my 40 breeder. I really like how it looks
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I'm just little nervous because everybody says is so hard to keep clean But dam does it look cool
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I'm just little nervous because everybody says is so hard to keep clean But dam does it look cool
For what it's worth. A buddy of mine switched to black sand. Not my thing but it doesn't appear any harder or easier to maintain.
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You could do white on the sides since you already have it and black in the middle. That would look really good IMO. I did something similar with my 125. I have red plant media on the sides and black plant media in the middle back and black sand in the middle front. Just a thought.
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I just have a wicked cool image in my Head With my in tank and Blacksand With my 25 hermit crabs cruising around My arrow had crab My two big candy Anemones
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I'm still considering going with Blacksand for my new substrate I must be a glutton for punishment I think Because right now I have crushed seashells In my 80 gallon I was planning on going with white sand I already bought 150 pounds of it I just really like to way the black sand looks I must be my out of my mind
i have black sand and it is amazing clean up is a little more but its a labor of love i can acually see copepods run across the sand lol just watch your feedings make sure all you feed they eat but short of that omg do i love it the colors of my mandarin goby is out of this world hope this helps good luck
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i have black sand and it is amazing clean up is a little more but its a labor of love i can acually see copepods run across the sand lol just watch your feedings make sure all you feed they eat but short of that omg do i love it the colors of my mandarin goby is out of this world hope this helps good luck
What type of sand did you get for your tank
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