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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 06:06 AM
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I still can't understand why anyone would want to dump this garbage into their tank.
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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 03:56 AM
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I still can't understand why anyone would want to dump this garbage into their tank.

That's the first time I heard a criticism... Care to elaborate? Which substrate are you talking about? Why is it bad?
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Try Grainger Industrial Supply. That is where I got mine. Paid $10 for it.

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I got 40/80 Black Diamond blasting sand from Tractor Supply, 50 lb bag for $8.00. It took a lot of cleaning but looks great in my 10g and it is as fine if not finer grit than pool filter sand which I have in my 40g
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I got 40/80 Black Diamond blasting sand from Tractor Supply, 50 lb bag for $8.00. It took a lot of cleaning but looks great in my 10g and it is as fine if not finer grit than pool filter sand which I have in my 40g
That would be nice if there was a TS within 3 hours of So Cal.
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Try Grainger Industrial Supply. That is where I got mine. Paid $10 for it.
For some reason it's really expensive out here. $41 for 80lbs

https://m.grainger.com/mobile/details/?R=6YY28
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That's the first time I heard a criticism... Care to elaborate? Which substrate are you talking about? Why is it bad?
Considering the fact that I haven't heard anything either, I am not sure why it is crap.

Btw a put together a thread on another site with details on all these different black sands. http://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/fr...-blasting.html
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Considering the fact that I haven't heard anything either, I am not sure why it is crap.

Btw a put together a thread on another site with details on all these different black sands. http://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/fr...-blasting.html
Thats awesome that you compare the different cheap black sands...very helpful!

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Considering the fact that I haven't heard anything either, I am not sure why it is crap.
Yet many like Razorworm and Hoppy have used the Black Diamond blasting sand and have not had problems.

Quote from Razorworm - I have a 40 low tech dirt tank capped with Black Diamond. It has 10 very healthy Sterbai Corys in it ( as well as 14 Otos and 6 Bosmani Rainbows) . The Corys love rooting around in the sand and there is no problem with their barbels. The misconception here is that the Black Diamond grinds or somehow erodes their barbels. The fact is, poor water quality and dirty tanks are the cause of barbel problems.

Just realize that I got this at Northern Tool + Equipment. They are only in the South East Coast.

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