Midnight Black Colored Sand 6 Pound
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SubstrateSource Midnight Black Colored Sand - 6 Pound

Midnight Black Sand 6 Pound with 5.0 star rating


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  • 6 pound bag - about 100 cubic inches
  • Uniform size and texture (~2 mm granules)
  • Non-toxic and aquarium-safe
  • Pre-rinsed - low dust
  • Great for crafts and hobbies

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[Free shipping] SubstrateSource Midnight Black Sand 6 Pound  SubstrateSource 'colored' products are ceramically coated minerals that have been proven in long-term field performance and accelerated weathering tests. The granules come in various shades and can be easily mixed to create completely new looks. Aquarists can use this product in their fish tanks and planted tanks. Individuals that keep reptiles will enjoy the stark contrast to their animals. Non-pet owners enjoy using this product as decorative sand in their artistic creations. Take advantage of our sample service to make sure this is the color you are looking for!

Color, weight and volume may vary slightly due to natural variation. Although all of our substrates have been pre-rinsed, we recommend that you rinse once before using to remove any dust particles that may have collected.

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5 star review by customer J. P. for Midnight Black Sand 6 Pound by on December 21, 2010Verified Purchase

I finally decided to purchase this after browsing around for different types of substrates for my aquarium. The grain is perfect and what I was looking for. It has a nice texture that isn't sharp. Not too small or big and won't get sucked up very easily by a gravel vacuum, though it does take practice to vacuum a sand-like substrate. The color is very dark and poured clear, even after a lot of washing (which is recommended) the color did not fade.

The only thing I didn't like was the large amount of an oily film that did come up after soaking the substrate in a bucket for washing. It was a lot more than I had expected, but it did go away quickly after a decent amount of washing. It was a lot less washing that I had to do on any other type of aquarium substrate though.

I do recommend this if anyone is looking for a nice sand-like dark substrate for their aquarium. I do plan on ordering more when needed but the large box I ordered will last me for a while.