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Amazon has 15.4 lbs Seachem Flourite Black Aquarium Sand on sale for $21.32. Shipping is free w/ Prime or on $25+ orders.

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  • Flourite Black Sand is a specially fracted stable porous clay gravel for the natural planted aquarium.
  • Its appearance is best suited to planted aquaria, but may be used in any freshwater aquarium environment.
  • Most effective when used alone as an integral substrate bed, but it may be mixed with other gravels. Gravel modifiers such as laterite are not necessary.
  • Flourite Black Sand is not chemically coated or treated and will not alter the pH of the water.
  • Flourite Black Sand is good for the life of the aquarium and need not be replaced.
  • Although it is pre-washed, because Flourite Black Sand is a natural product, it may become dusty in transit and require rinsing before use to remove any residual dust.

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Amazon has a limited time deal on Flourite Black Sand. Unusual to see it marked down. A few bucks cheaper than even LiveAquaria

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I'm just happy to see aquatic items here on SD. More more more, Thumbs up if you agree !!
Dealing with the same issue, I had 6 "marimo balls" in there and each month I pulled out about a quart sized ball.
I'm convinced they're selling fake marimos online that's why they create tons of hair algae in your tank. I kept them for so long because my corydoras and shrimp love them. But I have recently gotten rid of all of them now.

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Is this a good substrate for a RES turtle tank?
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I don't see why it wouldn't be. It's fine enough that detritus should mostly just accumulate on the surface and make it easier to clean than something coarse like pea gravel
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Is this a good substrate for a RES turtle tank?
It's good sand for planted aquarium. It's real sand some at the pet store some are coated or painted. I use it and the gravel in all my aquariums. Wash thourally in small quantities. From shipping you get dust so rinse good.
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Is this a good substrate for a RES turtle tank?
I wouldn't use substrate for a RES. They eat everything and sand can cause impaction.
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I don't see why it wouldn't be. It's fine enough that detritus should mostly just accumulate on the surface and make it easier to clean than something coarse like pea gravel
actually it would get kicked up and buried, decompose and release noxious gases every time it gets disturbed. it also makes the water cloudy every time it gets disturbed and RES will do this often. RES are best with larger rocks they can't move or eat with a clean bottom allowing the filtration to do its best job and keeping the water clean.

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This product is easy to use
This product adds a great Value (OK..but they don't actually state what the value is...??)
This product is Manufactured in United States


(Everything about the product description sounds like it's a Chinese product. It's one step from: This Number One A+ Product)
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I always see the substrate on sale on Amazon, have not seen the sand yet.
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I use this. Be sure to rinse it before adding it to the tank. Makes the water very cloudy.
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I personally like their fluorite black substrate way better. Sand is such a pain in the butt substrate to use. Plants can easily root in fluorite black and sand can get compacted easily.

Additionally the chips in the non sand substrate allow for oxygen and gasses to be exchanged which prevents anaerobic decomp from occurring in your substrate that could bring diatoms or worse, dead fish.

Any aquarium product you buy should be tailored to your lifestyle and the design of the tank.

I hate gravel vacuuming and any care in general so I buy the larger fluorite substrate, have tons(thousands) of Malaysian trumpet snails, and a heavily planted tank.
I'm also running tons of air into the tank and the water is circulated completely every minute or so via chemical and biological filtration. I do not use any mechanical filtration outside of prefilters and sponge filters which are more biological than mechanical imo. Gotta keep the snails from killing my canister filter.

I do water changes once a month and clean the filter every 90 days. Other than that they only get food. If one of the fish die the snails will remove it in under a day anyway.
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I personally like their fluorite black substrate way better. Sand is such a pain in the butt substrate to use. Plants can easily root in fluorite black and sand can get compacted easily.

Additionally the chips in the non sand substrate allow for oxygen and gasses to be exchanged which prevents anaerobic decomp from occurring in your substrate that could bring diatoms or worse, dead fish.

Any aquarium product you buy should be tailored to your lifestyle and the design of the tank.

I hate gravel vacuuming and any care in general so I buy the larger fluorite substrate, have tons(thousands) of Malaysian trumpet snails, and a heavily planted tank.
I'm also running tons of air into the tank and the water is circulated completely every minute or so via chemical and biological filtration. I do not use any mechanical filtration outside of prefilters and sponge filters which are more biological than mechanical imo. Gotta keep the snails from killing my canister filter.

I do water changes once a month and clean the filter every 90 days. Other than that they only get food. If one of the fish die the snails will remove it in under a day anyway.
Ditto on the flourite, I used it on my small 20 g and a lot less maintenance than the 75 gallon planted tank I have with caribsea eco-complete that somehow managed to spread the marimo ball I had in there. The floor and plants are covered in that thick green stuff and is impossible to remove.
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Read the reviews before ordering. this sand substrate takes a long while to clean. Not everyone is willing to spend an hour cleaning substrate. If you like black substrate, another good option is to try eco complete, it's more of a rocky gravel, made of volcanic rock, that doesn't need any rinsing.
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Ditto on the flourite, I used it on my small 20 g and a lot less maintenance than the 75 gallon planted tank I have with caribsea eco-complete that somehow managed to spread the marimo ball I had in there. The floor and plants are covered in that thick green stuff and is impossible to remove.
Dealing with the same issue, I had 6 "marimo balls" in there and each month I pulled out about a quart sized ball.
I'm convinced they're selling fake marimos online that's why they create tons of hair algae in your tank. I kept them for so long because my corydoras and shrimp love them. But I have recently gotten rid of all of them now.
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