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01-21-2013 01:13 PM

It will not compact.
01-21-2013 01:06 PM
inkslinger Will this compact after time? It's a little fine to my taste , I was looking for something more coarse like #3-#5 The only pace I saw here was at couple of pet stores and they are going for $20. for Tex Blast , I just can't fine it else where.
01-08-2013 11:30 PM
m00se I would say, would give you a pinch over. You can use that to set up that other tank you didn't realize you wanted.
01-08-2013 11:18 PM
inkslinger So 4 bag's? to cover 18x60 tank foe 3-4 inches ?
01-08-2013 03:40 PM
m00se 100 lbs gives me 3-4" in a 40b.
01-08-2013 03:09 PM
inkslinger So would x3 50lb bags be enough to get 3-4 inch in my 18x60x24 tank
01-07-2013 10:20 PM
niko Must have been 10 years ago there were some posts on the net about Black Diamond having 2 issues. Both of them connected with the production of the stuff which results in bags with varying composition:

1. Sharp edges of the particles.
Cories cut their whiskers on them.

2. Toxic ingredients whose toxicity varies depending on the source of the material.

But these were old posts, 10 years ago. I'm sure now things are clean, organic and always low-fat
01-07-2013 10:03 PM
inkslinger I've hear that needle like pins are in these bags?
Hey Jim PA still using this Black Diamond ?
12-04-2012 02:10 PM
beginragnarok +1 Merth

"Washed and ready to use" on the package means it's ready to sandblast your components...not clean to aquarium standards.

I rinse it thoroughly - lots of oil residue and very minute prticulate. Paint screens (as in a screen filter to rid paint of lumps) works really well for this. 5gal size by the way.
12-04-2012 05:41 AM
Merth Washing the black diamond is a must IMO. It has quite a bit of floaters and it leaves a pretty funky residue.
12-04-2012 05:26 AM
Jim_PA I just picked up 3 bags for my 125. I started to wash the black diamond tonight, I could have skipped this step I think, but thought it was a good idea. It also very slow going with the washing.

I think 3 bags should be enough for my setup as I have 1.5 inches of miracle gro.
12-03-2012 03:04 PM
m00se yes, 2 sure you had Black Diamond and not Black Beauty when you had that oil problem?
12-03-2012 11:57 AM
Azarakiah also i picked a bag up here, and it was clean, did it in fl with a bag and it was oily as hell ended up trashing the tank and restarting it
12-03-2012 11:56 AM
Originally Posted by m00se View Post
I used 100 lbs on a 40b to give approximately 3-4" depth
damn mose u uses 2 bags? lol i only used like half a bag on my 40b..
12-03-2012 04:41 AM
m00se I used 100 lbs on a 40b to give approximately 3-4" depth
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