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Old 08-25-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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alright im looking for a darker substrate but is also good for bottom dwellers i found black beauty that is epoxy coated so its not sharp? what do you guys think or should i go for a more natural rock substrae if so what dark bottom dweller friendly ones are there

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Black beauty is fine. Black onyx sand from seachem is good for a planted tank. Tahitan moon sand also but that's like buying gold dust lol but it's not any more expensive than seachem, it's actually cheaper.

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Sounds like what you have found will be fine for you LostLoach, unless you want a heavily planted tank (with live plants) in which case you might want to go with a substrate specifically designed for planted tanks.

Those would include two of Seachem's substrates, Flourite Black Sand and Onyx Sand. (One small correction to what Crepe wrote, Onyx sand is actually a medium grey color, not black. Flourite Black Sand is the black sandy substrate produced by Seachem. The Onyx is only available in grey AFAIK, unless they've added a second color version of it in recent months.)
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