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anyone know where to buy black diamond in NW burbs?

Well the title says it all. The one place black diamond's website has listed in the area has a 50.00 min order. anyone know who else has it?

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If you're in for a drive, there's a Tractor Supply in Carpentersville. While I havent been to that store, they're reputed to have it.
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Black Diamont.

Hi try Tractor Supply,for u in MP is close one at: TSC Store #1312
150 S KENNEDY DR STE 8A
CARPENTERSVILLE, IL
US 60110
(847) 428-0834

I got it from there!

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yep, that's what I was figuring
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With it's cheap price, nice black color and no need to wash/rinse, it's worth the drive. JMO
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With it's cheap price, nice black color and no need to wash/rinse, it's worth the drive. JMO
I thought it had an oily substance that needed to be washed from it before using???
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No need to drive way out there just for Black Diamond. I picked up a bag of Black Blasting Sand from Menards and it works just as well. My only recommendation is to rinse it out VERY thoroughly before putting it in your tank. My Evolve4 uses this as a substrate and I have Orange Neos constantly breeding in the tank. Just my $0.02...

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Menards, I will check it out Sat. Thanks.

If not carpentersville isn't that far
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The Black Blasting Sand is completely safe for aquarium. Just need to soak & rinse it few times. For red color aquascaping, I use the Flowerock Lava rock from Lowes and the Vigoro decorative lava rock from Home Depot. A big bag (0.5 cu ft) only cost $3-$4.
For light color substrate, I use the pumice soil for bonsai. The highly porous pumice is way better than the regular gravel. It has 100x more surface area to polish the water. All my plants love it. No fish, no shrimp, no snail, not even an Oto ever die from it.......Indeed, all breeding like crazy, except the Otos.
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ime BDS doesnt have an oily substance on it but it dose have coal dust that will turn your water blacker than charcole will, and its hard to settle in that state too.... i washed mine in a pillow case i keep just for substrate rinsing....
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No need to drive way out there just for Black Diamond. I picked up a bag of Black Blasting Sand from Menards and it works just as well. My only recommendation is to rinse it out VERY thoroughly before putting it in your tank. My Evolve4 uses this as a substrate and I have Orange Neos constantly breeding in the tank. Just my $0.02...

got a bag today, it is really fine- more so than I thought it will be. but looks nice. Thanks again
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anyone know where to buy black diamond in NW burbs?

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got a bag today, it is really fine- more so than I thought it will be. but looks nice. Thanks again
Glad it worked out for you. Yes it's finer than PFS, but looks nice in the end. Just rinse it out thoroughly before use

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