- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 5.1 x 10.2 cm ; 454 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 3.8 Kg
- Item Model Number: 67135230
- ASIN: B00GYXB2W2
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 29 June 2018
- Customer Reviews: 34 customer ratings
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- #686 in Aquarium Accessories
Seachem Flourite Black Sand
- Premium natural sand for the planted aquarium
- Not chemically coated or treated
- Will not alter the ph of the water
- Most effective when used alone as an integral substrate bed
- Good for the life of the aquarium and need not be replaced
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Seachem Fluorite 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. This sand is 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. Fluorite black sand is not chemically coated or treated and will not alter the pH of the water. It is good for the life of the aquarium and need not be replaced. Available in 3.5 kg and black colour.
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The plants seem to love it, always used Fluorite red in the past. Wanted something smoother for the shrimp and panda Cory. Over all happy with it. Rinsing it was a chore, but if you do it right - it’s not as bad as people say.
Delivery was weird, sat and sat like it was stuck in Amazon, when they did ship - it arrived bang on time.
Seachem products are always a great investment. Would recommend
The sand was more of a charcoal grey rather than black when it's in the water.
Half of the sand was very fine. So fine that it washed away with the water when I tried to rinse it despite how careful I was. By the time I was done, barely half of the bag was left. In the pictures, you can see that it made a mess of the bathtub. It was not possible to gather back the fine particles that washed out with the water.
It is very dusty. No matter how much I tired, I couldn't get rid of the dust particles. Eventually, I gave up and put the sand into my tank. The water remained murky for hours and did not settle.
I used this for my ten gallon tank, mixing it with the gravel I already had. It barely raised the substrate up to a third of an inch. For this price, there are a lot better substrate you can get. This was the first time I regretted getting a Seachem product.
My advise is to do the following: Wash, wash & wash again. I washed mine in the bag first, then transferred it to a 5 gallon bucket. Place in tank without water. Place plants/decorations in tank. Cover the substrate with a paper towel and gently pour the treated water into the tank.
My results using the following steps had my tank crystal clear in about an hour or so and the water was never as dirty as I've seen in videos - maybe a little tinge of darkness. Hope this helps. The results are worth it!
I started from scratch and followed another reviewer's advice. I emptied the water of the tank and put the sand in a bucket. I put in a deep sink and let the water run in at full flow and stirred the sand for a while as the water came in. I let the water run over the edge of the bucket until water ran clear. I would stir the sand frequently. This made a HUGE difference.
I then added the sand back in to the tank, thoroughly rinsed out my filter, placed a shallow tupperware bowl on top of sand and slowly added water to the bowl allowing it to spill over. I restarted the filter and it's been running for about 45 minutes and it's just a matter of the sand settling.
Thank goodness for reviews!
It truly is sand, which is good because it helps define the scale of such a small aquarium. The color is more of a dark grey than a black; I don't mind it but others might. My only issue so far is that it's so fine that the water in my aquarium is taking ages to clear out. It would have been almost impossible to rinse the substrate beforehand (too fine). It's been 24 hours and I still can't see more than an inch into the tank, which means my plants can't go in yet. If you purchase this, you may want to pour the sand in a bucket, fill it with water, then siphon the cloudy water out multiple times until you have a clearer solution.
Fresh Water Tank, purchaser.