CaribSea Arag-Alive Hawaiian Black Aquarium Gravel | Petco

the black sand beach and It's like having a piece of Hawaii in your fish tank
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tankman is fond of black substrate because he feels it makes the colors of the fish pop, whereas he often says white substrate washes the fish's colors out. This is a fair point, although I feel the need to point out that it won't actually hurt anything if you use white or pale sand.
You can buy fine black sand for fish tanks, although it's not widely available at shops. For example:
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If you have a saltwater aquarium and you would like to minimize the amount of maintenance you have to perform in order to optimize your bacteria populations and suppress algae growth, CaribSea Arag-Alive Hawaiian Black Aquarium Gravel is the perfect solution for you. It features specially selected marine bacteria that have been engineered to suppress "New Tank Syndrome" and compress ammonia cycles. It also helps maintain a proper pH of 8.2 without the constant addition of chemicals for the life of the aquarium making this aquarium sand safe for all invertebrates. Use this aquarium sand to discourage the growth of nuisance algae by creating and supporting biological balance to your saltwater aquarium. This aquarium gravel also aids in the growth of corals and never needs replacement making maintaining your "showstopper" of an aquarium even easier. Why use ARAG-Alive? Just pour this "real" gravel into your aquarium and you are all ready to go! Ideal sand for:Berlin Systems Plenum Systems Nitrate Reduction Beds Sumps & Refugiums Fish Tanks Reef Tanks Birogenic and Clastic Grain Compostion: Biogenic Aragonite and other marine carbonates greater than 99%. Comprised of aragonite coated grains, ooids, Halieda Incrassada, Halimeda Favulosa, Goniolithon SSP, Lithothamniom SSP, Cerithidae SSP (Gastropod Mollusk), Benthic Foraminifera SSP, Homotrema Rubrum Pelecypoda (Bivalve Mollusk), Echinoderm Fragments. Aragonite Elemental Assay:Calcium (Ca)-381,000 ppm Carbonate (CO3)-590,000 ppm Strontium (SR)-7,390 ppm Magnesium (MG)-1,050 ppm Molybdenum (MO)-56 ppm Potassium (K)-56 ppm As well as Barium (BA), Manganese (MN), Iron (FE), Sulfur (S) and other essential trace elements. cichlid tank black sand - Google Search · CichlidsFreshwater AquariumAquarium IdeasBlack SandFish TankAquariumsSands
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I am going to completely redo my cichlid tank and I was shopping for a new substrate. I have the "generic" red gravel which I hate so I was looking for something more exotic. I really like the black moon sand from Caribsea but the guy at the fish store yesterday advised me not to use it with cichlids.Black sand doesn't work well with dark colored fish, so it definately depends on the fish you plan to keep. Also I'd suggest seeing several different tanks......You should go for it I do it all the time. All the changes I have done in the past 4 years I probably could write a book on it or do the changes in my sleep. I guess that is what happens if you like to tinker and the only half only allows 1 tank setup . I got the tank with nautal gravel and soon there after switched to black gravel. Then a year or so later I wanted to try sand so switched to white sand. The white sand I had was very fine and at that time I had HOB filters and had problems with sand burning up the impellers/motors so I switched to quickete medium grade sand. Never really liked the look of that and ended up upgrading to canisters so I recently switched to black sand. The only beef I had with the black sand is cost vs. the other types but it really makes the colorful fish like yellow labs and peacocks pop.Now I have a 180 gallon sand tank that was set up the same day and completed the cycle at the same time yet has waaay more fish in it, no plants, and that has no black sand anywhere. So that makes me wonder maybe it's the plants making it black or something.Black sand doesn't work well with dark colored fish, so it definately depends on the fish you plan to keep. Also I'd suggest seeing several different tanks...... What do you mean by that?I did find myself telling my wife the other night that the tank looked dark, by that I mean the blues darkened in my fish. I guess it's the sand then. Even though, I still like the black sand.