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Ok, so I have been using flora max for over 7 months and like it, but it is too sharp for a lot of plants so I have to plant carefully. But my question is, what type of black sand would be good to add straight to the tank? I don't need any nutrients in the sand considering the existing sub has plenty, and I want one that wouldn't cloud up the tank. Thank you all.
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Ok, so I have been using flora max for over 7 months and like it, but it is too sharp for a lot of plants so I have to plant carefully. But my question is, what type of black sand would be good to add straight to the tank? I don't need any nutrients in the sand considering the existing sub has plenty, and I want one that wouldn't cloud up the tank. Thank you all.

I use Tahitian Moon Sand straight to my tank. It's also the blackest sand I've ever used. Does not cloud up tank.
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I use Tahitian Moon Sand straight to my tank. It's also the blackest sand I've ever used. Does not cloud up tank.
Okay perfect. Thank you very much
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It won't last, the larger grain substrate will work it's way up. The finer grain sand will fall through to the bottom..
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Is there any larger grit that I wouldn't have to clean? I guess I could mix it with the moon sand and just get a lot of it.. :0
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You could use coal slag (Black Diamond/Black Beauty). It's got different grit sizes.
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Another thing is i have bottom dwelling gobies. Idk if blasting sand is particularly safe, seeing as some like to burrow into the sub.
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