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Old 05-28-2012, 02:46 AM   #1
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Pool filter sand.

I am looking to change from gravel to sand in the next couple of weeks. Initially I was looking at a black sand but I have heard so many negative reports of either colour leaking out, the particles being too fine and damaging equipment etc I thought I would go for pool filter sand as I have heard a lot of people from different forums use it. I was wondering if all pool filter sand is the same or if I have to buy a specific type. Unless someone can recommend a good heavy black sand I don't have to worry about my equipment with then I may reconsider :p. thanks in advance for any input
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Black diamond blasting grit its what allot of people use. I wanted it but can't fund it locally so i went for pfs just make sure it is silica sand and i think you will be alright.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:23 AM   #3
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I just turn OFF filters before working in sand tanks. And all my sand tanks have sponges over the intakes because they are 10g or under so the intake is near the bottom. And to protect my Shrimp.

I use Black Diamond and Tahitian Moon Sand.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I have a juwel filter am I right in thinking they draw water in from right up top
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