Tex Blast - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greeley, CO
Posts: 50
Question Tex Blast

Hey guys,

I just recently joined the forum. I am starting my first planted tank, a 46 bow and have taken many of your suggestions for equipment and ideas to heart. Now i have a question of my own. I have been calling and calling around the northern colorado area in search of TEX BLAST, the silica sand substrate and i have had no luck finding any. I was hoping someone knew a little more about the gravel and could tell me any direction to go in to find some.

Damian
DC.UNC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 05:45 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
TAF CAF's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bailey, Colorado
Posts: 1,176
WELCOME!

I don't know where to get the sand, but just wanted to welcome you. There are several members here in Colorado, and it is always good to see more!

Something so expensive and addictive HAS to be illegal. I'm just waiting for the police to break down my door and confinscate my fish food.
What's my sign? I'm an aquarist. --- 18g Planted Guppies, 15g Planted Killifish, 40g Planted Molly, 55g Asst Cichlids, 120g Planted Community, 60g Salty Reef, 180g Planted Goldfish


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___
TAF CAF is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 07:07 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denville, NJ
Posts: 1,500
Welcome aboard, DC. UNC!

Tommy

><;;;"> <9))>>{

Eheim Pimp #204.
58 gal planted Oceanic
Red Turquiose Discus, Japonica shrimp, assorted Blue Eyed Rainbows, Tetras, Hatchets, Danios, Rasboras
10 gal low tech planted Celestial Pearl Danio (Celestichthys margaritatus) & Emerald Dwarf Rasbora (Microrasbora erythromicron)
LS6 Tommy is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 07:24 PM
Banned
 
spypet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (56/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Forest Hills, NY
Posts: 3,297
DC, it seems tex-blast was sand blasting product that appears to have been popular with aquarists a decade ago. there are many more choices available today, so pretty much any inert 1-2mm sandy gravel of the color you like will approximate the benefits of tex-blast in a planted tank.

two inert 1-2mm (no thicker than a nickel) gravels from Carib Sea would be;

Peace River Substrate - Product #: 00832 (20 lb. bag); 00862 (50 lb. bag).
completely inert (reds and browns) freshwater

Ivory Coast Sand - Product #: 00223 (20 lb.); 00253 (50 lb.).
buffers for Cichlids (browns and white) brackishwater


this 1-2mm size is a great compromise for those who like the look of sand(<1mm) have fish who like to dig a little, yet can avoid the compaction problems of sand by using something close to a plant appropriete substrate(2-5mm) grain size.

there are many other 1-2mm substrates around in black, white, any natural color you like. the pictures above are a darker than how the colors will appear in your tank.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
spypet is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greeley, CO
Posts: 50
What about using my two bags of Flourite as a 2 inch base and adding some "inert" play sand from home depot on top. About an inch to an inch and a half, then half an inch more of the Flourite on top? Will this give me desired results, or will the sand sink below the Flourite and eventually be ineffective?
DC.UNC is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 11:38 PM
Moe
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Moe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (49/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Nolanville, TX
Posts: 833
They sell TEX BLAST around here at LFS. I know that doesn't help you much.
Moe is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 11:50 PM
Banned
 
ianmoede's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 579
There is a store in austin texas called aquatek that sells it. Maybe you could call them up and ask about their supplier.
ianmoede is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 12:22 AM
Planted Member
 
TWood's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 268
The company is called Tec Minerals. Do a search and find their website, then ask where they sell in your area.
TWood is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome