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Redpanda
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Hello all!
I’m still working on getting bits for my first tank. Currently have doubts on substrate. Ideally would like sand (not gravel) and love idea of black sand.
What would be your experience with sand, any recommendations or advice please? I will have some plants too.
Thanks in advance 😊😊

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Re: Substrate

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Unipac limpopo black sand is supposed to be ok,inert so it doesn't affect parameters.

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I use the sand mentioned above by Piker in one of my tanks and 2 previous small tanks, no issues and I like the look of it, here is a pic I took of my cory cats but it might give you an idea of how it looks in a tank

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Yes I look the look of that a lot actually!! Thank you

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Yep I am a fan of the Unipac Limpopo sand too. I replaced most of my playsand with it and really like it. It's granules are lovely and smooth for my Cory :)
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