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What kind of black sand do you like and where do you find it? :)

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I love my Tahitian Moon Sand. I got mine from a lfs but I believe Petco carries it. It's very black and a little sparkly. :teehee


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I love my Tahitian Moon Sand. I got mine from a lfs but I believe Petco carries it. It's very black and a little sparkly. :teehee

That sounds great! I would like dark black. This may seem like a dumb question but is it silica sand or real sand? Edited by Fluffy

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I love the JBL Sansibar Black, could be found on amazon.

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I love my Tahitian Moon Sand. I got mine from a lfs but I believe Petco carries it. It's very black and a little sparkly. :teehee

Me too until it killed 2 AC 110 :o

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I like the Tahitian Moon Sand too. I just bought the white version, which is the Moonlight Sand. It is beautiful and sparkly, with a few dark particles. My only complaint is that it was very expensive - $60 for 2 bags after taxes! However, I figured I spend so much on my fish that $60 for a good substrate really isn't all that much in the grand scheme of things.

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Edited by *Amanda*

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Back to the drawing board. JBL Sansibar Black.

I put that into Amazon and couldn't find anything.

I was going to go with the stuff my LFS had because it is very dark and sparkles but the guy who does the goldies had me look at it closely.

It's not THAT fine and it is pretty jagged. They just buy in bulk then divide into 10lb bags. The reason it sparkles is because it's been crushed. All the pieces were dull before it was crushed then as the pieces were crushed you get sparkle at the points where it breaks but you also get very tiny sharp edges so that is OUT. She would rip her whole mouth apart.

I only need 10lbs.

The JBL Sansibar Black and the Tahitian Moon, any sharp edges or paint?

What about dirt? The kind you use in planted tanks. Is it black? Does it stay black? Is it a mess when they forage through it. I just want a black substrate that is not harmful or to much of a mess. Just enough to cover the bottom of a 29.

20lbs would be to deep but if that is all I can find.

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I got my black sand at petco.

It's generic petco black sand. Let me go dig for a pic

:gcar:

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TMS is not sharp and I'm honestly not sure if it's painted. :peeka

It seems like people who do dirted tanks have sand or some other substrate over the dirt, don't they? :idont

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Here is my black petco sand

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Thanks! That looks really good and not sharp.

If you saw the stuff I was looking at today you would see how sharp it was. It was not SAND as we know sand to be. They said they use it mostly in shrimp tanks to make the shrimp really stand out. So I will check into both the TMS and the Petco brand. Thanks guys!!! :D:Jig:

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Here is my black petco sand

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That looks so awesome with your Fluval rocks!

Eyeris says she MUST have Fluval stones.

I will check out both TMS and the Petco brand.

Thanks! It gives me hope! :D:Jig:

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Thanks. My friend Lisa gave me those stones :teehee

:lisa:

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