Where to get Black Diamond Blasting Sand?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Substrate


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-13-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
GodofFishtanks
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Vernon Hills, Illinois
Posts: 36
Default

Where to get Black Diamond Blasting Sand?


Hi everyone, I just wanted to know where I could get some Black Diamond Blasting Sand. I'm using it to cap my flourite. Can I get it at Home Depot? Lowes? I live in Vernon Hills, Illinois
Thanks!
GodofFishtanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-13-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
diesalot
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: California
Posts: 11
Default

I think Tractor Supply Co.
diesalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 02:43 AM   #3
flippyfloppies
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 5
Default

This looks like the closest one to you (Tractor Supply): https://plus.google.com/105898707421...ut?gl=us&hl=en

never seen it at home depot
flippyfloppies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 02:57 AM   #4
dprais1
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: mt prospect
Posts: 905
Default

go to menards they have a black blasting grit. works like black diamond, or sounds like it does.

I have it in three tanks
--clean it well, really well.
--when you first put it in it will have a grey/brown layer on top, that will disappear as snails/fish mix it up/

'bout $5.00 a 50lb bag
__________________
20L My Other Tank: OEBT Shrimp
40B Inlaws Tank: 2 goldfish
75 Main Tank w/ sump: 5 Glossolepis pseudoincisus, 5 Melanotaenia boesemani, 10 Melanotaenia praecox, 5 Melanotaenia lacustris, some cories, a bn pleco and rainbow fish fry
dprais1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 03:20 AM   #5
johnson18
Wannabe Guru
 
johnson18's Avatar
 
PTrader: (21/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 1,217
Default Where to get Black Diamond Blasting Sand?

I got mine at Northern Tool!
johnson18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
Sake
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Sake's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: st louis missouri
Posts: 861
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dprais1 View Post
go to menards they have a black blasting grit. works like black diamond, or sounds like it does.

I have it in three tanks
--clean it well, really well.
--when you first put it in it will have a grey/brown layer on top, that will disappear as snails/fish mix it up/

'bout $5.00 a 50lb bag
+1 to this, I got the same stuff when I was in Chicago, cheap and convenient seeing as ya'll have Menards all over the place.
__________________
You shouldn't take life to seriously. You'll never get out alive.
Sake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 02:11 PM   #7
Soothing Shrimp
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (131/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,606
Default

Menards here has Black Blast for $8/50lb bag. That's what I use for all my neo tanks.
__________________
RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 04:28 PM   #8
Clemsons2k
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Clemsons2k's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 607
Default

I got mine from Northern Tools. Tractor Supply also carries it.
__________________
10G - Low Tech Planted [ Chocolate Neos, MTS, Tracked Nerite / Anubias Nana, Windelov Java Fern, Water Wisteria, Dwarf Sag ]
29G - Non Planted Native Tank [ Creek Chub, Yellowfin Shiners, MTS / Water Wisteria ]
Clemsons2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #9
FuelingFire
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 60
Default

I just bought mine from tractor supply for $8.
FuelingFire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 02:51 AM   #10
GodofFishtanks
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Vernon Hills, Illinois
Posts: 36
Default

Thanks everyone for your help!
GodofFishtanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012