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Featured Black sand...................

Discussion in 'Reefs' started by Whipitup, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Whipitup

    Whipitup Registered

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    It's the way forward, yes, no?

    I hadn't considered it until I saw a bag in the LFS, and thought "That might look OK".

    Well ??
     
  2. chippypah

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    Think it would make the tank look dark.
     
  3. Whipitup

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    LOL, with 2 Radions over it?????????
     
  4. chippypah

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    Yes as you will not get the reflected light from the bottom of the tank
     
  5. Whipitup

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    Oh...... :-(
     
  6. chippypah

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    Had it once in a tropical tank, but it always looked dark.
     
  7. Clearwater

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    As above reduces the light

    If you want something different what about
    Bahaman pink ?
     
  8. Whipitup

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    Off googling................
     
  9. Whipitup

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    Mmmm, not so sure about that.....might be because it IS Pink!!
     
  10. mo_bhaiyat

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    There's afew marine tanks with black sand, there was one that stood out and didn't look dark but I can't remember who's tank it was, down in London.
     
  11. Whipitup

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    I have looked at a few pictures, most look really good, and I like the contrast with the colours of the corals near or on the sand bed.

    And it's different.
     
  12. Clearwater

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    Fish no chips had a display like this


    Then they saw the Light
     
  13. StarfishEnterprise

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    i think you should give it a whirl Roger.
     
  14. geg11

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    I was seriously considering black sand when I re-started my tank. Had it before and had pro's and con's with it. It shows detritus very easily and needs to be kept clean to keep the benefits from it but it did show up colours great when corals are on the sand bed. I decided against it on my new build and glad for that decision. If you have the time to keep it tip top then Go for it.
     
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    I bet LPS like scolymias would look great on top of black sand, the contrast should look great.
     
  16. mo_bhaiyat

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    I wonder if a mix of black and normal sand would look good
     
  17. mgb2010

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    Black sand looks great when new, makes your corals pop. But.... It shows up every speck of dirt and looks pants when you get bits of white shell, live rock etc mixed in.
    Bit like black cars, never stay clean.
     
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    Navvy Nav's tank?
    I think it's subjective. You either like it - or not :)
     
  19. Mayo

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    Not for me tbh. You'll be keeping fake corals next :lol:
     
  20. Neil

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    A big no for me been there done it never again
     
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