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Imagitarium Black Sand Pictures?

Does anyone have pictures of this sand in their tanks??


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In your experience, does the color of the sand hold up long term? In other words, is it painted?
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In your experience, does the color of the sand hold up long term? In other words, is it painted?


The color does seem a bit more grey than black after having some for a while. Itís not painted black but I did have trouble growing some stems in it, might have been ferts, but I would rather get BDBS since that would be more cost effective.


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The color does seem a bit more grey than black after having some for a while. Itís not painted black but I did have trouble growing some stems in it, might have been ferts, but I would rather get BDBS since that would be more cost effective.


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I use BDBS in my 40 breeder and love it, but my reservation about it is that it's for a new nano build and buying the big bag, albeit cheaper, seems like a waste.

I do have Fluval Stratum right now that I was planning on using, but I'm second guessing myself since I don't have an RO unit...
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I use BDBS in my 40 breeder and love it, but my reservation about it is that it's for a new nano build and buying the big bag, albeit cheaper, seems like a waste.



I do have Fluval Stratum right now that I was planning on using, but I'm second guessing myself since I don't have an RO unit...


Do you have any photos of this? The only reason Iíve been holding back on going with BDBS is the specks of gold in it.


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Iíll take some up close pictures of some patches I have so you can decide if you want it haha.
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Iíll take some up close pictures of some patches I have so you can decide if you want it haha.


Great, thanks!


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Do you have any photos of this? The only reason Iíve been holding back on going with BDBS is the specks of gold in it.


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This is an old photo and the tank has transformed since, but it shows a lot of the BDBS. Iíll get a picture up close for you tonight.


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This is an old photo and the tank has transformed since, but it shows a lot of the BDBS. Iíll get a picture up close for you tonight.


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Appreciate that! Nice looking take too!


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I don't have this stuff but if you scroll down to the reviews in this Amazon listing several people who bought it posted pictures of it from different angles in their own tanks: https://www.amazon.com/Imagitarium-B...CustomerImages

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Here you go. Itís pretty true black. I mixed in some aquasoil for nutrients, thatís what the brown orbs are.




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In your experience, does the color of the sand hold up long term? In other words, is it painted?

Don't know how long term you're thinking of, but I've had it in my tank for over two years now, and haven't noticed any color changes - I can't see any difference if I compare it to the unused partial bag I've got sitting around.
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Topfin black sand (this was over a month ago) in standard 45 gallon

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Topfin black sand (this was over a month ago) in standard 45 gallon

https://flic.kr/p/2efe65L


I saw this brand at pet smart today. It looks pretty good. Do you have a pics closer up?


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