item: 5208903 By National Geographic

National Geographic™ Aquarium Substrate

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The National Geographic Mini Black Aquatic Sand will become home for beneficial bacteria, which keeps your aquarium healthy. Substrate may contain minerals that affect the water pH. Monitor the pH of the water and adjust as necessary to avoid sudden changes. Only at Petsmart.

Features: Beautiful black sand
Includes: 1 bag of Mini Black Aquatic Sand
Intended For: Aquarium
Color: Black
Weight: 25 lbs
Material: Sand
Cautions, Warnings or Side Effects: Not intended as a toy. Keep out of reach of children.

Instructions:
Use 1 to 2 pounds of substrate for every gallon of aquarium water. Rinse thoroughly in cold, clear water before using. Never use soap or detergent. To prevent disturbing the gravel when filling your tank, pour the water onto a saucer placed on the substrate. Fill aquarium halfway, then remove saucer and add décor and plants before you finish filling your aquarium. Once your aquarium is established, do not wash the substrate. Use a gravel vacuum once a month, or as needed, to remove loose debris.

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National Geographic™ Aquarium Substrate is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's ok When I first washed this some of the substrate floated and I had to keep pushing it down to the bottom of the wash bucket. Some of the edges are a little too pointy for my taste. I prefer something more uniform. After a few months I upgraded and moved this into another tank and noticed it's white inside. For a better example, what I saw was more like old epoxy gravel that lost it's color. It looks like white plastic coated with black epoxy. Cleaning this substrate is easier than the heavy gravel. My live plants don't root well in this as I don't think it is heavy enough to hold them down. It did not alter my water.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for planted aquarium It is not meant for any plants in the aquarium. If you only need it for decor, it will be working good. But if you are looking for a rich substrate, don't go for this one. I'm ready to replace mine with another brand of rich substrate because I keep real plants in my tank.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coloring I recently bought a 20 gallon tank and decided to use this type of gravel. It was a great choice because it brings out the colors in the fish as well as decor. I had no problem at all when putting it through the water and getting it clean.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality Great coloring throughout and NOT so light that it gets sucked up into a siphon.
Date published: 2014-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Substrate I recently added a 5.5 gallon aquarium to my classroom. I haven't managed an aquarium in years, so I had to re-learn quite a bit. I used this brand of substrate, and it has been wonderful for my little project. I placed live plants in the aquarium, and they are growing exponentially! It is easy to clean with the gravel siphon; sometimes the siphon will suck a lot of the substrate, but the substrate does not filter through the suction. This substrate is very natural looking. My aquarium is almost euphoric; it looks so natural and beautiful!
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is painted bits of metal and plastic. This is not gravel or sand. When I washed it at home, bits started floating to the top and upon closer inspection I realized the bits were flecks of paint and that the "gravel" they came off of were actually sharp bits of metal and plastic. Returned to the store promptly.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dirty This is a horrible product. I was trying to get a tank cycled for two new betta fish and well we have washed this for hours and it leaves the water murky. Ive even ran my filter to see if maybe that would help but nothing. When we washed it the first time it looked like straight mud and was nasty. Do not use this unless you want to pull your hair out like crazy trying to clean this. *note this is a petsmart brand and I contacted them to get a refund they were more than happy. Just make sure you take pics of how nasty it is.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finer than aquarium regular gravel 75 gallon re-do. Switched to nat geo gravel. Most of my 8 tanks are dirted, which means organic soil is used under the substrate, so I prefer a gravel cap. This gravel is finer than regular aquarium gravel, a more pleasing appearance. It appears to hold plants in place as regular gravel, no issues with plant growth. My 75 gallon is half nat geo gravel and half nat geo sand (first time using sand) the sand is more coarse than pool filter sand, but it works.
Date published: 2017-08-15
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