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Any luck with black diamond blasting sand?
I'm looking into using the fine black diamond blasting sand for a tank I'm planning. Does anyone have experience with it? I've read about occasionally getting magnetic particles, but can it mess with your water parameters?

Would it be better to use hawaiin black? I love the look of fine black sand after seeing some volcanic beaches and want to make that in a tank. I didn't like the large grain and white in hawaiin black.

 

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Any luck with black diamond blasting sand?
I'm looking into using the fine black diamond blasting sand for a tank I'm planning. Does anyone have experience with it? I've read about occasionally getting magnetic particles, but can it mess with your water parameters?

Would it be better to use hawaiin black? I love the look of fine black sand after seeing some volcanic beaches and want to make that in a tank. I didn't like the large grain and white in hawaiin black.

I think it would be better to use Hawaiian black but I don’t use black sand so, I can’t really say which is better
 

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If you dont want all coarse Hawaii black, you can always mix it with white for that salt and pepper look.

Mine: I don't have a frecent full tank shot but here are some coral pics saved on the phone where you see the sand and the effect:

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My main issue with black sand is that you don’t get the buffering effect you get with aragonite/crushed coral sand.
...it also makes your lighting look D R A B.

All reflective light gets muted. Yuke.

definitely look at someone's else tank with black substrate b4 doing it to yours.
 
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