Unipac Black Limpopo sand..

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Unipac Black Limpopo sand..

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Hiya, for those who have this as their substrate, is it actually really black?

Sixo posted a pic today re one of his fish, but the Limpopo sand looked like a dark silver grey rather than black...

I'm trying to work out what I want for the new tank and although I'm not adverse to a darker substrate I don't want it to be really really uber dark.

Also trying to work out how much I need for a tank which is 130cm x 50cm.

At the moment I have Unipac fine silver sand which I really like, but it took ages to clear when I added it to the tank, even after years of rinsing, although luckily I could wait before adding the fish. I won't have that time with the new tank and am aware that particles in the water can cause gill irritation...

For a lighter substrate I like the look of this. I emailed Pro shrimp and they advised it would be fine for Cory's... What do you think? Billed as gravel, 1-2mm.

https://www.pro-shrimp.co.uk/sand/1948- ... 81611.html

Is there anything similar to the Limpopo but a bit lighter maybe if the quartz stuff no good for Cory's?

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I've got limpopo black sand in my big tank. It's not black. I can post pics of my unipac and flourite black sand to show you the difference?
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Andys temperate tank wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:29 am I've got limpopo black sand in my big tank. It's not black. I can post pics of my unipac and flourite black sand to show you the difference?
Yes please if you wouldn't mind? Thank you 😊
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This one is black limpopo.
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This one seachem flourite black sand.

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It’s more black/brown & imo looks more natural than a flat black.
This is it taken with a macro setting (the cory fry is a few hours old)

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it's the unipac black limpopo I have in my big tank, mixed with Tropica soil.

Image. I like the mix, makes it look more natural. The sand is definitely grey than black.
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Gillie wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:34 am It’s more black/brown & imo looks more natural than a flat black.
This is it taken with a macro setting (the cory fry is a few hours old)

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That's an awesome photo!
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Gillie wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:34 am It’s more black/brown & imo looks more natural than a flat black.
This is it taken with a macro setting (the cory fry is a few hours old)

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Excellent photo. ::thumbu::

The Unipac Limpopo sand is more dark grey than black
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Re: Unipac Black Limpopo sand..

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I've literally just had a 20kg (I think it's 20kg) of this very sand delivered for my new layout. Putting it against the very black of my tank hood. I'd say it's a very dark grey.
On another note is it worth rinsing it before using it?

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Chadders wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:14 am I've literally just had a 20kg (I think it's 20kg) of this very sand delivered for my new layout. Putting it against the very black of my tank hood. I'd say it's a very dark grey.
On another note is it worth rinsing it before using it?
I rinsed mine off before it went in. It was a bit dusty.
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