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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question on Petco black sand

I am doing a dirt tank and want to do a border of black sand along the glass. Does this sand color fade ?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 10:33 PM
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I have used black sand before and never had problems with the color fading. I had the tank set up for just over a year.

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I have 6 tanks with this stuff.... 8 months now and zero fade.

I store the extra in a bucket outside in the SoCal sun... still no fade.

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We're talking Petco black sand, right? I'll buy some too if it doesn't make the water black. I imagine it shouldn't for use in an aquarium...

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I did use it for my 20L and a 2 gallon bowl. For the 20, I used it as an outside edging so I didn't see the soild. The is eco complete.

My 2 gallon it is used as a cap for dirt. No fading at all.
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