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Old 04-14-2019, 06:03 PM
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I know it's not for everyone but I'd love to go with it in my new set up. If it makes sense. My only concern is that I've heard of issues with spikes. Any first hand experience with black sand? Positive or negative.

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Old 04-14-2019, 07:16 PM
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Personally wold skip it Im not sure if it still contains metal particles . Have heard it does so I always take the risk out and not roll the dice . Although I have used it for a set up early in my reefing journey , before knowing it had or could have metal in the sand . Noticed no deaths while using it had a mantis shrimp in the aquarium , for about 6 months until I moved the shrimp to a larger aquarium . As for now I skipped it when thinking of doing my blue spot jawfish sandbed in black, just to remove that anything that might or could happen risk out for my beloved fish friends
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:24 PM
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It has a ton of magnetic particles, so if you use a magnet cleaner, it's a real hassle.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:03 PM
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It has a ton of magnetic particles, so if you use a magnet cleaner, it's a real hassle.
Really? That def sounds like a pain. Well def don't want to introduce that stuff into my system. Thanks guys
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:11 PM
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My current 180 and last 250 both had black sand.
Not magnetic at all.
I much prefer the look over white sand.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:06 PM
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My current 180 and last 250 both had black sand.
Not magnetic at all.
I much prefer the look over white sand.
I like the look for sure but this video has def pushed me away from it.

Caribsea Tahitian Moon Sand - Toxic Heavy Metals
https://youtu.be/tiU9qsxPhe4
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Wow.

I used I think it was called Hawaiian black?? It was a while ago but itís not metallic
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:44 PM
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Wow.

I used I think it was called Hawaiian black?? It was a while ago but itís not metallic

I'm.sure that's the one. Maybe they changed it recently. Put additives in it. Either way I think I will steer clear just to be on the safe side
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If I had to redo my tank I would love to go the black sand route mostly because it looks pleasing to the eye and itís something different
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:55 PM
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If I had to redo my tank I would love to go the black sand route mostly because it looks pleasing to the eye and itís something different
I agree but just seems like to much of a risk to do so.
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