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

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

  1. Bluez_01

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    Some where on my travels on the mighty internet today I read about black sand on another forum (some where in the states I think) it was by a reputable company c***sea if I recall correctly, (you probably know which one it is), from what I was reading, it seems that it could cause issues, silicate leeching was the case in this instance causing a nice red slime shine across it, it seems you have to be careful on what you buy, one has a mineral base, and the other has a quartz base, don't ask me what the difference is apart from the obvious, I think one comes from a volcano type location from what I understood, but I thought I would throw this up just in case you wasn't aware of it.

    But I must admit it does look good.... :)
     
  2. mgb2010

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    Paint the underside of the glass black and go bare bottom. If you don't like it you could add sand later.
     
  3. vin

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    Well just to add to this.. I had to move a fish last night into my other tank, I stirred up some sand which went into the wet-side of my MP10.. It chewed up the spigot! Now have to replace and some of the sand was stuck to the magnet! Arrrr... I still love it but YOU HAVE TO be gentle lesson learnt!
     
  4. StarfishEnterprise

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    I had been told you need to run a magnet through the sand ideally as it is notorious for magnetic particles
     
  5. vin

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    Never thought of that.. Think I will try that before doing any more maintenance or moves.. Thanks for the idea:thumbup1:
     
  6. Whipitup

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    Guys, I went with the "flow" in the end and added "normal" sand to the tank................
     
  7. warby

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    a little bit off topic but iv got black sand in my trop tank and its a pain in the @$$ to keep clean :(
     
  8. les

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    Nope, you would perhaps need to up your lighting, it would be a pain to keep clean and show detritus.
     
  9. Mayo

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    4 years old this les


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  10. les

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    Yep but wanted to not let the forum die so thought I would give this thread a bump. Seems it's going to die anyway
     
  11. Mayo

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    Yep, unfortunately it seems to have already died Facebook is probably to thank for that. Shame as this forum used to be imo the best.
    Used to be such a great group of people on here.



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