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Old 12-03-2012, 05:16 AM   #16
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I rinsed it very briefly. That shouldn't make a difference one way or the other though. I could have just dumped it in and let the dust settle. There wasn't that much of it.
How much did you have to use? What size tank? I got a 110g tank 60x18x24
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:41 AM   #17
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I used 100 lbs on a 40b to give approximately 3-4" depth
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #18
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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..
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:57 PM   #19
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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
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #20
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yes, 2 bags...you sure you had Black Diamond and not Black Beauty when you had that oil problem?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:26 AM   #21
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:41 AM   #22
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Washing the black diamond is a must IMO. It has quite a bit of floaters and it leaves a pretty funky residue.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #23
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+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.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:03 PM   #24
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I've hear that needle like pins are in these bags?
Hey Jim PA still using this Black Diamond ?
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #25
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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
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #26
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So would x3 50lb bags be enough to get 3-4 inch in my 18x60x24 tank
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:40 PM   #27
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100 lbs gives me 3-4" in a 40b.
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So 4 bag's? to cover 18x60 tank foe 3-4 inches ?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:30 AM   #29
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I would say, yes....it would give you a pinch over. You can use that to set up that other tank you didn't realize you wanted.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #30
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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.
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