This 100% natural aquarium substrate will create a unique look in your fresh or saltwater aquarium. Contains no plastic coatings; simply rinse before use. Black "Tahitian Moon" sand creates a dramatic look in any underwater environment.
Driftwood in black sand aquarium - YouTube
Sent from my GT-I9195 using Aquarium Advice mobile app Yep, which is why I mentioned that both Black and Tan are my only two options, but I prefer the natural looking route, so like I said it's personal preference since there is no "best" kind of sand.
Sand Substarte Turning Black Underneath | My Aquarium Club
Black Tahitan Moon Sand is beautiful, and , meaning it will not change the pH or hardness of your water. This sand is for aquarists who are successfully cycling their tank without needing assistance of live bacteria, and for people who wish to add some dark contrast to their tank with this.
This sand type will work for any aquarium regardless of freshwater or saltwater because it is inert, so fish origin does not matter. This sand can make your tank look darker, or make your fish and plant colors from contrast. Great Tahitan Moon Sand is:
Black sand planted aquarium. - The Planted Tank Forum
are quite a few readily available sands that are commonly used for aquariums. They are Silica (also sold as Blasting sand, used in the sandblasting industry); Play Sand (sold at most building/hardware centers for sandboxes, brickwork, etc.); Black Beauty (its actually iron slag, not sand, but is used quite often); Coral Sand (sold primarily in fish stores and aquatic supply shops); Aragonite (also sold at fish shops and aquatic supply centers); Black Tahitian Moon Sand (another sand available through fish shops & aquatic supply centers).
Flourite® Black Sand is a specially fracted stable porous clay gravel for the natural planted aquarium. Its appearance is best suited to planted aquaria, but may be used in any freshwater aquarium environment. Flourite® Black Sand is most effective when used alone as an integral substrate bed, but it may be mixed with other gravels. Gravel modifiers such as laterite are not necessary. Flourite® Black Sand is not chemically coated or treated and will not alter the pH of the water. Flourite® Black Sand is good for the life of the aquarium and need not be replaced. I like the look of black sand in an aquarium, and this is a good option to get it much cheaper than the pet stores! Even though it says washed I do recommend giving it a quick wash to rid of any floating debris. This is my preferred cap over a dirt substrate in a planted tank, because it really holds the dirt in well and the plants love the small, light particles(but heavy enough to stay down) to spread their roots in. Good stuff!Answer: Yes, when cleaning your aquarium with a magnet scrapper it is important to be careful not to get your magnet to close to your black beach sand. If you pick up some of its magnetite particles just simply remove them with your fingers or a cloth. It is important to ensure that all the particles are removed to prevent any accidental scratching of the aquarium walls. You can use a non-magnetic scraper to remove any algae that is close to the black beach sand substrate.