Eco Complete Planted Black Aquarium Substrate | Petco
Jump to Eco Complete Planted Black Aquarium Substrate - This product comes in a twenty pounds bag. It is a complete substrate for freshwater tank use.
I also bought black diamond sand, as I see more people using that as aquarium substrate, but I'm not impressed. It's very dirty, sharp pieces, even giving me a few slivers from it. I haven't tested it for iron as I've written if off.
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.
Imagitarium Black Aquarium Sand | Petco
What do you use for black substrate
Hagen comes in a wide range of colors, including purple, orange, blue, black, and others. This nontoxic plastic gravel is best for freshwater aquariums and combines with other gravel types for a unique look. Ranging between 4 and 7 mm, these low-maintenance, epoxy-coated Hagen substrate pieces help with bacterial colonization.It is highly recommended to wash this substrate before use. Seachem supports this and states it can take another 2-12 hours for the aquarium to clear completely. The substrate also has a highly likelihood of clouding the aquarium upon maintenance due to the small particle size. But the small size makes Seachem Fluorite Black Sand a great addition for inverts and digging fish.Seachem Fluorite Black Sand is another substrate developed specifically for the planted aquarium. Similar to standard fluorite it is made of a porous clay substance but with two clear differences. The substrate is a charcoal black and the particle size is much smaller. The black substrate will saturate the colors of the fish and plants in the aquarium. But the fine nature of the particles will result in debris building on top of the substrate and will be noticeably visible. This substrate will likely require more maintenance than other substrates and is something to keep in mind before purchasing.I'm fairly new here and still learning, but as to most people, we all have priorities in life and time/money is not always readily to available for spending. However, our love for the hobby enables us to miraclously find ways to still enjoy the hobby without compromises to our lifestyle. This can definately put a strain on families if not careful. 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. It's really coal slag but 100% safe in aquariums, there are a few folks here that use them successfully. With just flourish root tabs, the Black Diamond "sand" and of course the usual maintenance, they are able to have beautiful tanks.