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Old 01-24-2012, 09:27 AM   #11
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I have 80 lbs in my 75 gal...It requires vigorous washing.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:31 AM   #12
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what size grit did you guys use?
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:26 PM   #13
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so after looking around on the internet for it i realized that it said on the bag it is made in Woodbury, Mn which is like 10 min away from my house. needless to say i went over there and talked to the owner for a bit about using it in a fish tank. he seemed very interested that people were using it for fish tanks. i picked up a 80 pound bag and plan on putting it in tonight. ill let you know what it looks like. ooh and i got the larger grit that they dont sell in the stores which is pretty sweet.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #14
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Cool! Can't wait to hear how it goes. Post pics too!
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #15
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does anyone have any experiance with using it in a saltwater setup? i think im going to stick with it in the fresh for now but i was wondering if the salt would cause the carbon to break down and cause problems?
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:50 PM   #16
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I could see this maybe being a lighting issue if it was used in anything other than a fowlr because it would absorb the light instead of reflecting it all around in the tank providing corals w extra light
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #17
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even though it has a glossy glass like exterior? i thought that that might help reflect the light more than just standard black sand
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #18
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'Black Diamond' media blasting material...???

I'm craving some black substrate, and this thread motivated me. I found this thread and thought I'd post it. It too has arguments for and against this stuff.

And that is a sweet looking catfish up there!
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I have Black Diamond 20/40 in all 13 of my tanks, ranging from 10-125 gallons, never had any problems and the fish love it!! Just make sure to wash it out REALLY good, until the water runs clear. Tractor Supply Co. sells it for $6.99 per 50# bag
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'Black Diamond' media blasting material...???

I'm craving some black substrate, and this thread motivated me. I found this thread and thought I'd post it. It too has arguments for and against this stuff.

And that is a sweet looking catfish up there!
Wow, that made me think a bit. I'm not sure I want to risk abrasions on my fish. Glad you posted this. Thanks!
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