It is described as follows: "Starblast™ blasting abrasives are a loose blend of uniformly sized coarse and fine staurolite sands that have clean, rounded surfaces. There are three grades: Starblast™, Starblast™ XL, and Starblast™ Ultra."
I like the look of it, but I do not know if it is aquarium safe. Does anyone have any experiences with it?
I can't speak positively, but it's most likely just a different brand "Black Beauty/Diamond" name of coal slag. Seems very popular right now. I use it. I like it. If it looks like tiny glass shards, kind of like sand then its coal slag.
Hi first of all, awesome name and avatar! Jeremy Wade = My hero! And the Goonch episode is the best fishing trip ever filmed! Is that you holding a Goonch??
Welcome to the forum, Im fairly new myself and have found this site an amazing resource.
As for the blasting media. I tried the Menards brand and found it to be very dirty and contained a ton of floating particles. I had to rinse it for 2 days! and by then I had half of the bag left. Then I went to Tractor Supply and found the black diamond brand I read about on here, MUCH better. The look is perfect for me and it didnt need rinsing at all after. I used it as a cap over MGOPM and so far I am very pleased. Good luck!
Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate Starblast locally. There are several places online that sell it (www.ntruddock.com for example), but the shipping is the deal breaker. There are also people on eBay selling it. I am looking for the 20/40 grit, but the 30/60 grit may work if I am careful.