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Old 04-14-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Black Diamond grit blasting sand


Anyone know where I can get this in Hawaii?
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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Do you have a tractor supply?
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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Not that I know of. Looked in yellow pages and came up empty.
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If you are using this stuff for substrate?- I would go with some Petco Black Aquarium Sand. It's not to bad for ordering in mainland, not sure about Hawaii.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:47 AM   #5
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I heard Petco sand looses color after a while. Is that true?
Stopped by Mr. Sandman on Auha street. They only had a brand named KleenBlast.
Doing some googling seems like some other people here and other places have talked about it. Did not see reports of anyone actually using it. The nice lady at the counter told me it was copper slag but all of the copper has been removed. She said the owner also uses it for all of his fish tanks and that it is safe. She said it was $27 for a 100 pound bag. Don't really need that much. I only need about 30 pounds
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:39 AM   #6
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I don't really tell people but I have fine blk sand. Treated and graded through the most finest screen mesh to provide the quality and removal of heavy metals. All my sand is aquarium safe and been used in multiple tanks across Oahu. I been only doing this to supply my tanks. But my tanks are being reduced. So I have maybe 3 more 5 gallons buckets left.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:32 AM   #7
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There's also fluval shrimp stratum (i think it's pebbles covered with carbon or something since it does loose it's color because i think the shrimp eats it off). I have the fluval stuff in several tanks (besides initial water discoloration, it's great). Also, you can see shrimp poop falling through which is prolly good for rooted plants whereas I'm not so sure if you'll have the same effect with black sand since it'll be more finer and compact...but of course if you want to use it for fishes then this response is moot.
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Haven't entered the realm of shrimp yet...well there was that time i had some ghost shrimp but my betta made quick work of them. Thanks for the tip though. still planning my 40b.
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I heard Petco sand looses color after a while. Is that true?
Stopped by Mr. Sandman on Auha street. They only had a brand named KleenBlast.
Doing some googling seems like some other people here and other places have talked about it. Did not see reports of anyone actually using it. The nice lady at the counter told me it was copper slag but all of the copper has been removed. She said the owner also uses it for all of his fish tanks and that it is safe. She said it was $27 for a 100 pound bag. Don't really need that much. I only need about 30 pounds
Not sure about the color loss. I have only had it for a little while. It is sand though I'm not sure how they got the coloration or if it was naturally.
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