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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Redid my substrate and aquascape!

Swapped from play sand to MTS capped with black diamond blasting sand. 60gal aquarium.
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The driftwood on the right found its way under my foot while working today and broke itself. All in all, I spent around 9 hours with the swap
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 05:58 AM
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Blasting sand? You mean like sandblasting abrasive sand? If so, great idea! I do project management for a construction company. =) Very nice tank either way! Looks awesome!
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Blasting sand? You mean like sandblasting abrasive sand? If so, great idea! I do project management for a construction company. =) Very nice tank either way! Looks awesome!
black diamond is blasting abrasive coal slag. it's good stuff!
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Yea it's great, just gotta wash it very good and carefully. Don't run a strong hose on it or it'll eat a hole in a bucket. Happened to me twice in an hour
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Nice. I think it looks a lot better than before.
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What a difference dark substrate makes on a planted tank. Congrats !!

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OH YEA...remove the background, pick up some poster board at walmart.

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Woot for dark substrates! Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one with all the pretty white sand tanks... but they make me wanna go to the beach.

Not capped with black sand, though. Your tank is kind of tempting me. Looks great!
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See I had black and went to white lol.

Just depends on what your trying to accomplish
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I like both white and black sand. Tank looks good man

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See I had black and went to white lol.

Just depends on what your trying to accomplish

HEY NWA, point me in the direction of some updated pics...I cant wait to see the process. Got a Journal.

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I changed to black sand and love it so much more over white sand. Awesome job
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Looks way better! Play sand is for cats to poop in, LOL.
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once you go black - you never go back!

it looks way cleaner now
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once you go black - you never go back!

it looks way cleaner now
Yea I hated seeing poo on the white sand. Minutes after refilling I would see poop in places.
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