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Raschael
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Location : Waco, Texas

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PostSubject: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 9:42 am

Where can I find black sand for an okay price??
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CajunGator
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Posts : 5845
Location : New Iberia, Louisiana
Favorite Fish: : Cichlids, WC Syn Petricola, Shellies, Festae, Mbu Puffers, Koi Angels, ABN, Piranha, Mermaids

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 9:56 am

Bought mine at Pet Smart last time. Dont remember price though...
Good Luck on your search..

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nitty
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nitty

Posts : 1906
Location : Houston/Atlanta
Favorite Fish: : Mine:
110gal. Eclectochromis Lobochilus Hertae
56gal. Neolamprologus Brichardi

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 10:02 am

20.lbs @ $29

http://www.petsolutions.com/Arag-Alive-Indo-Pacific-Black+I18400791+C45.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 11:23 am

black sand looks great in any tank. but thats my .02
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Posts : 1211
Location : Allen, TX
Favorite Fish: :
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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 11:32 am

I use Tahitian Moon Sand.

http://www.cheappetproducts.net/TAHITIAN_MOON_SAND_-_BLACK_20LB-P71198.html

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micahsutton
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micahsutton

Posts : 299
Location : Puyallup, WA
Favorite Fish: : Golden Nugget Pleco, Lemon Jake, Red Top Lwanda, Aulonocara Baenschi, Otopharynx Lithobates, and Frontosa's.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 11:52 am

You should try to find obsidian sand in your area. I found it here and it was only .45 a pound and the fish love it.
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h0ngkn0t2
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Posts : 669
Location : Grand Prairie, Texas
Favorite Fish: : African cichlids, Bristlenose Plecos and Koi

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 1:11 pm

Black crushed quartz. $26 for a 50lb bag.

You can find them at a pool/tile store.
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CajunGator
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Posts : 5845
Location : New Iberia, Louisiana
Favorite Fish: : Cichlids, WC Syn Petricola, Shellies, Festae, Mbu Puffers, Koi Angels, ABN, Piranha, Mermaids

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 1:38 pm

Black Tahitian Moon Sand is what i use in my 75g tank. that stuff is awesome.


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cichlid mania
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Posts : 492
Location : Fort Hood, Tx 76544

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 5:09 pm

you can get it at petco for $15.99
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typicaltony
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Location : Dallas, TX

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 9:52 pm

h0ngkn0t2 wrote:
Black crushed quartz. $26 for a 50lb bag.

You can find them at a pool/tile store.

this!
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h0ngkn0t2
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Posts : 669
Location : Grand Prairie, Texas
Favorite Fish: : African cichlids, Bristlenose Plecos and Koi

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 10:43 pm

Here are pics of my 75 gallon with crushed black quartz:

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Tank Shot
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Closer image of quartz
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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/5/2010, 10:45 pm

ok i do have to say your tanks look AMAZING! good work
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alan j t
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Posts : 791
Location : reno nv
Favorite Fish: : discus

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 1:04 am

killer tank!
what that plant in the second pic on the bottom?
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h0ngkn0t2
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Posts : 669
Location : Grand Prairie, Texas
Favorite Fish: : African cichlids, Bristlenose Plecos and Koi

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 12:53 pm

Thanks Tim. :)
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Raschael
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Location : Waco, Texas

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 4:54 pm

Hong-where did you get the quartz? We only have 1 pool supply place here and they don't carry it. :(
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h0ngkn0t2
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Location : Grand Prairie, Texas
Favorite Fish: : African cichlids, Bristlenose Plecos and Koi

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 6:31 pm

I got mine at National Pool and Tile in Dallas.
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Raschael
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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 6:36 pm

Thanks! Do you know if they keep it stocked or would it have to be special order?
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h0ngkn0t2
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Location : Grand Prairie, Texas
Favorite Fish: : African cichlids, Bristlenose Plecos and Koi

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 6:59 pm

It is stocked in their warehouse in the back. Supplies might be limited because the manufacturer has discontinued production. Call before you make the trip. I bought 150 lbs about two months ago.
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Raschael
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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 7:00 pm

Okie dokie. . . thanks. We are headed that way this weekend to pick up a tank and stuff, so we might have to check it out. Thanks again!
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h0ngkn0t2
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Posts : 669
Location : Grand Prairie, Texas
Favorite Fish: : African cichlids, Bristlenose Plecos and Koi

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 10:07 pm

alan j t wrote:
killer tank!
what that plant in the second pic on the bottom?

Plastic plant that I bought to cover one of the corners of my tank for fry to hide in.
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tropheus 1
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Posts : 78
Location : montreal
Favorite Fish: : Tropheus

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PostSubject: Re: Black Sand   Black Sand Icon_minitime4/9/2012, 8:22 am

BEWARE!!!! The black gravel made by the 3M company is the only one that I trust. The reason is that the 3M brand is made solely of quartz but the others contain a thing called, "I R O N S L A G " anything metal in your fish tank will certainly cause your fish to go to an early grave!!!! I found this out the hard way when I first started in this hobby. Some might say that this is not true and that it has worked for them. The question is.......Are you willing to roll the dice on this one?
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