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Black diamond blasting sand aquarium. Filled the tank with water and it had just a hint of cloudiness for 8 10 hours but the filter took that out pretty. So is using black diamond blasting sand in a fish tank safe. But is black diamond blasting sand planted tank safe. But unlike pure sand blasting sand has other elements in it. Dont get me wrong could have been the blasting sand but theres so much more to a tank. Its ground up coal slag.
I would be interested in putting it in with gold fish. The below article on coal sag says it has cec of 7 cmolkg which i would say is not as good as flourite but still not bad. The medias used for polishing after all wouldnt it be too sharp. It may also mean there might be some binding of elements happening in your tank. I know barbell loss. I want to use it in the 20 long im setting up.
With just flourish root tabs the. I purchased some blasting sand from tractor supply company for my new 50g. Black diamond blasting sand is not sand as you think it is. I know you do and you have said its inert and no cec. There are a lot of nutrients in this stuff thats a proven fact if you search google for coal slag substrate. It is black and i have known people who used it with no problems.
By river 2 years ago on general freshwater questions. What grit do you use. Does anyone use black diamond blasting sand with bottom feeders. Its really coal slag but 100 safe in aquariums there are a few folks here that use them successfully. That black sandblasting sand will look amazing under your aquatic plants right. So i thought it would be a great idea to create this thread and share my experiences with one of the alternative to the lesser expensive substrate which is the blasting grit sand made by black diamond.
Do i get it as clear as i can and. Just to be safe i would put about 2 quarts of sand at a time in a 5 gal bucket and re washed each load 4 5 times before putting it in the tank. But theres always that one person who killed all their fish and blamed the new sand. I am currently in the process of washing it and it seems the water will never come clear. I have read online that many people do use it and have not had any issues with it in their tanks. Does anyone use black diamond blasting sand with bottom feeders.
What grit do you use. I just put a 40gal this past weekend using the black diamond 20 40 grit and love it. Can it hurt your bottom dwellers. Has anyone ever used this black diamond blasting sand in their aquariums. What about your fish. Its really cheap so if you get the chance pick up a bag.
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