1. Please double check and update your email --> http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/index.php?account/contact-details
    Dismiss Notice

Where to buy black sand?

Discussion in 'Planted Tank and Aquascaping' started by Mobatic, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Mobatic

    Mobatic
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,421
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    LA LA LAND
    Last Seen:
    Thursday at 12:36 AM
    I was just curious if anyone knows any good website that sells black sand at a reasonable price?


    If so, would u mind listing them for me so i can check them out. Thinking of taking out crush coral and put in black sand.


    Thanks.
     
  2. Nic

    Nic
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Nic
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    15,793
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Love it!!!!
    Location:
    outside philly
    Last Seen:
    Oct 2, 2015
    estes is cheap and you can get it at any LFS....
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. 247Plants

    247Plants
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Long Beach CA
    Last Seen:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. Mobatic

    Mobatic
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,421
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    LA LA LAND
    Last Seen:
    Thursday at 12:36 AM
    thanks for the input, yeah i would have to spend alot to put in all the black sand. In a 180 to have a good 2 inch layer.
     
  5. benzjamin13

    benzjamin13
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator

    Real Name:
    Ben
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    31,264
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Last Seen:
    Yesterday at 11:17 PM
    I hear you can get black pool filter sand, but not positive. It would probably be cheaper too.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  6. 247Plants

    247Plants
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Long Beach CA
    Last Seen:
    Jul 6, 2011
    I doing my 180 in it. Luckily for me I can do local pick up.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  7. jcardona1

    jcardona1
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Jose
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,493
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    SOX Compliance Auditor
    Location:
    South of Heaven
    Last Seen:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. Knowdafish

    Knowdafish
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,203
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Website Manager for www.Aquaam.com
    Location:
    Philippines
    Last Seen:
    Aug 9, 2014
    This has to be the 390th thread on this! :grinno:
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  9. CoryWM

    CoryWM
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Cory
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Owner of Aquarium Co-Op
    Location:
    Everett, Washington
    Home Page:
    Last Seen:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Will easily be the cheapest. however be prepared to put in considerable man hours. We did a 180 tank for my buddy with it, took roughly 6-8 hours of sand cleaning. It will stain the bucket/hands/whatever it touches. including the tank if not rinsed enough. Looks amazing. way heavier than normal sand. So it doesnt get kicked up into filters nearly as much. Imo it's the only way to go, if you're going for black sand. I'd be tempted to go black gravel though.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  10. Will Hayward

    Will Hayward
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    LFS Salesman
    Location:
    Canada
    Home Page:
    Last Seen:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Use Black Fluorite sand if you intend to have a heavily planted tank.
     

Share This Page