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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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white sand or black sand??

so I was wondering if you like black sand or white sand better?? I think my sorority will be a NPT so I want to do some kind of plant substrate with sand cap but I can't decide if I like black or white better.. I have some DW and am gonna get some rocks to make caves with so I was think that it might be a little dark with black sand but then again I'm not sure.. so if any of you have any imput that would be great!!


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 11:21 PM
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If you can't decide, what about half-and-half? You could even use some kind of divider, and make a curved division to separate the two halves. Kind of like yin-and-yang type symbol, but with whatever pattern you wanted.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 11:32 PM
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we used black and white mixed for our frog tanks, I love how it looks!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 11:46 PM
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hmmmm I do like black sand but I think I like white better must post pics when your tank is done!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 06:21 AM
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Black. Makes the plant and fish colors pop. White also looks dirty very quickly. Seems like it would cut down on the glare somewhat for the fishies
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 10:20 AM
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I vote black. Having said tht, I just bought white play sand for my new 33gal. But since I had to buy a lot, it was just so very much cheaper. And it's more of a natural sand color, not bright white. I really like the idea of mixing some black with it, tho.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 10:49 AM
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Do you plan on having corys? They will turn a darker shade if placed on black sand. I
still prefer black.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 12:46 PM
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i like the natural look of white sand, but it is a pain to keep looking clean, it's true. especially with amanos, they're little poop machines. if you're doing a sorority NPT and there's going to be a bunch of fish plus MTS it might look more neat to have black sand. plus even with dark hardscape remember that there's going to eventually be a ton of bright green plants in your tank as well.
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