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Any experience with Jetmag blasting material?

It's a synthetic olivine. Sintered at 2300 degrees F.
The texture seems to be good, but ...
I'm trying to get some 5 gallon bucket samples.

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Calling anyone who needs sand blast media. ETM Enterprises Grand River Facility is wanting you to come in and help them get rid of some of their used sand blast media. The sand they use is called Jetmag. The size is 30-60. It is made in the Tetford Mines of Quebec, Canada. We get it by the super sack which holds 3000lbs. We use it to blast fiberglass parts for our customer. Our customer sets the standard for us to be able to only use it once. We load it by the super sack into a big blast system and then blast it through a robot. The sand is then conveyed out of our blast booth into a filter, then sucked into a reclaimer where it is filtered again, then put back into the super sack. It is rated for blasting steel and other high density items. We currently have over 250 tons of the media used in house and we go through about 40,000lbs a week. The sand media we are giving away is ABSOLUTELY FREE! ABSOLUTELY FREE! It is starting to take over some space in our shop and we would like you to help us by removing it for us. Some of the people around the shop have used it for patching ruts on trails at their property and things of that nature or using it to blast other items. We have MSDS and TDS forms available.
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You probably already know this, but just in case....

Sand blasting media tends to have sharp edges. Not an issue for most fish, but can wreak havoc for corys, loaches, and the like.


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Thanks. I do remember this, but Jetmag isn't a ground up product.

"The sintering process results in a jagged glazed grain with a smooth surface, hence it doesn't shatter on impact as will silica sand or slag grit media."

That's one of the reasons I'm interested in it.
That it's free, only deepens my interest.
 
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I'm not sure if it has any nutrients your plants could use, but since it's free, I say go for it. Just make sure you test it out on some cheap fish and shrimp before you put it in with your favorite livestock.

As for it being too sharp for cories, I read that barbel erosion is caused by bacteria, not sharp substrates, so I wouldn't worry about it.

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Sounds like it is worth trying! What color is it?
Maybe you can go into the substrate business!
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I don't know the color of the used material. It should be greenish or brownish. I wrote the company, but haven't heard back about picking up some 5 gallon bucket samples. I have got a lead on a trailer, but what to do with a super sack of media if it isn't safe for fish.

It will be interesting. A $13.95 flat rate box will hold approximately 45# of substrate. ;-)
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We use it to blast fiberglass parts for our customer.
Thats the part I would be concerned with. That means there is fine particles of fiberglass mixed in as well. which could potentially be free floating in your water colum
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Good point!

Would rinsing REALLY WELL remove fiberglass?
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Polyfill in the canister filter will remove fiberglass in the water column.

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