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Old 09-01-2014, 02:40 PM   #21
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I looked for black blasting sand (black beauty) including Black Diamond, but found nobody with it. I had to go with play sand.

Bummer. I like the way it looks! We found ours at tractor supply co

Not sure where you are/of there is one near you. Super cheap. It was 7.99 for a 50lb bag


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Nahhh, just suck up everything then throw it back in when you're done.
Saves the useless hassle.
Wouldn't this just mix the waste with the sand and then get placed back into the tank together? Or am I misunderstanding?
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I gently run something above the sand. Just enough to get the "crud" floating then suck it up with the hose. Or like someone else said just use it a few inches above


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Wouldn't this just mix the waste with the sand and then get placed back into the tank together? Or am I misunderstanding?

Well the waste is larger than the grains of sand, it also is more buoyant.
When I tip the water, the waste goes with it and the sand gets left in the bucket.
I just scoop the sand back into the tank.


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I looked for black blasting sand (black beauty) including Black Diamond, but found nobody with it. I had to go with play sand.
That's too bad! I've heard that black blasting sand is awesome. I'll probably try it on my next tank.. Did you check building material stores? Another idea is to check with auto body and paint shops to see if they know where to get some.

In regards to play sand, I use it. It's the only sand I've ever used. It does take time to rinse, but once you figure out your method, it's easy. Some people complain that the play sand can look dirty because the grains are very small and there are tiny pebbles that stick out. I like it because it looks more natural and my cichlids love it either way.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:01 PM   #26
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I gently run something above the sand. Just enough to get the "crud" floating then suck it up with the hose. Or like someone else said just use it a few inches above
That is pretty much what I do as well.

I find that pool filter sand(PFS) is a lot easier to deal with. Since the grains are fairly large it doesn't get sucked in as easily.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:42 PM   #27
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I looked for black blasting sand (black beauty) including Black Diamond, but found nobody with it. I had to go with play sand.
Did you try Tractor Supply? Your profile didn't say where you were, so apologies if you already did.

Northern Tool (used to be Northern Hydraulic) has it, but around here only the fine (which is REALLY fine).
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I use the play sand. I didn't find it to hard to clean. I used super hot water and stirred at the same time. Very important to put the sand in gently so not to stir up to much in Your tank. I am very glad I chose sand.


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Wouldn't this just mix the waste with the sand and then get placed back into the tank together? Or am I misunderstanding?
I think the person who "does this" was being a comodian.

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Bummer. I like the way it looks! We found ours at tractor supply co

Not sure where you are/of there is one near you. Super cheap. It was 7.99 for a 50lb bag


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We just now got both a Tractor Supply and then a Northern Tool in the last few months. I checked the Harbor Freight, but somebody had cleaned them out. Nobody else I checked even carried anything of the sort. I may make another run for it before long.
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Sand? Using Play Sand in Tank

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I think the person who "does this" was being a comodian.
I assure you, he wasn't. 😏


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