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Black Blast Blasting Sand = Black Diamond?

Two questions:
1. Black Blast Blasting Sand from Menards for 6.98, is this comparable to Black Diamond and has anybody used it?

2. Would hc and hairgrass grow fine in this media, maybe with topsoil underneath?


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It should be the same as Black Diamond. They're both sand-blasting sand. I like Black Diamond because they come in two textures. The price is about the same as the one in the picture for a 50lb bag. As for if it's good for plants, I'm a noob when it comes to plants, so I wouldn't know
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I have that same product in 6 of my own tanks.. and as a matter of fact i just planted some dhg in a couple established tanks and after the submerged transition its started to spread.

P.S. this stuff packs in such a way that i found a 6 month old seachem root tab almost entirely intact, away from the plants. I rely on animals like trumpet snails and cory cats to stir things up or roots will build up above the soil after a while.

Might be different when used over topsoil, mts, mg, etc...

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I have that same product in 6 of my own tanks.. and as a matter of fact i just planted some dhg in a couple established tanks and after the submerged transition its started to spread.

P.S. this stuff packs in such a way that i found a 6 month old seachem root tab almost entirely intact, away from the plants. I rely on animals like trumpet snails and cory cats to stir things up or roots will build up above the soil after a while.

Might be different when used over topsoil, mts, mg, etc...
Hmm....interesting....thanks for the input

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