Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 1 out of 5 by Betta578 5# black raised my ph 8.8+
I read one review before I purchased the 5# bag of black sand that said it raised their pH. Since it was the only one, I thought it was a fluke. It is no fluke. I washed the black sand 3 times and put in a 12 gallon tank. Once full of neutral pH (7.0) RO water, it raised the pH off the charts. I emptied the tank and tried again, with the same results. I ended up taking the sand out and using just RO water now and my pH is perfect. This sand also tinted the water very black, like I rinsed carbon in it. All of this happened after I thoroughly washed the sand 3 times and didn't disturb it when filling my tank with RO water. I think I will return the sand because it seems to leach too much.
April 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Texaschic Very easy to set up
I bought this sand over a year ago and it was so easy. I never had any cloudiness when adding water. I did not rinse it before hand. However at first there was a lot of floating sand. But that never happens anymore. I bought both white and black to mix together and love the look. I am upgrading my tank and need to buy more sand. I will be buying this again!
March 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by Thatfishk1d NO REGRETS
lovely sand both black and white, i got the 25lb for my 40 gal coldwater (plan on getting oranda) and 2 5lb of white sand for my 20 gal sorority, it doesnt go everywhere when stirred
January 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by FishRookie Amazing Natural Look
This has to be one of the best substrate out there. In my opinion this beats gravel by a mile and gives a very natural look. Looks beautiful under LED lights in a dark room.
October 29, 2015