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Old 04-26-2011, 01:06 AM   #11
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worst is black sand you'll be polishing water for a few days even after a good rinse...
What do you mean by polishing water? I'm planning to do a tank for my uncle and he wants black sand so I'm very interested
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:32 AM   #12
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What do you mean by polishing water? I'm planning to do a tank for my uncle and he wants black sand so I'm very interested
Well few things with black make it a bit time consuming. Turns water grey and you gotta run a filter to get the suspended particles out. Like polishing fine silver. Hense polish you're water. Most natual black sand is volcanic and a bit magnetic, and brittle so the dust is real fine. Just gotta be patient. Black makes a slick tank tho. Be more then happy to answer any other questions tho all but one of my tanks use a black sand from hawaii
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Could you post a couple pictures? Also, is the process of rinsing it the same?

Sorry for going off topic xD
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Only camera I got is my droidx and it is next to useless taking pics through glass. But rinse it the same maybe just a bit longer always seems to still have dust. I put a hose in the bottom of a 5gal bucket and pack the sand in leaving like 8 inches and let the water filter up and over.
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Only camera I got is my droidx and it is next to useless taking pics through glass.
Say whaaaat?! My X takes great pictures. It's no fancy $1k Nikon, but it's still great for a cell phone. You may want to get yours fixed.

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My Epic 4G shoots at 10.5 mp, which is the same as my Nikon D80 and is does a lot better than the D80 at aqua shots lol.
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Say whaaaat?! My X takes great pictures. It's no fancy $1k Nikon, but it's still great for a cell phone. You may want to get yours fixed.

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Gee man that crystal clear I think its the light conditions I have around the tank. My house has horrible ambient light makes stuff orange lol. Takes awesome pics when im anywhere but my house...lol
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