National Geographic Aquarium Sand Review - White

Discussion in 'Misc. Reviews' started by cheesepuff, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. cheesepuffWell Known MemberMember

    Once again I have made a video review for everyone. This time on the new sand I got.


    In case you can't watch the video, here are the cliff notes

    1) It looks amazing

    2) It sinks very quickly. This makes it great for fish that kick up a bunch of sand

    3) it cleans easily

    4) It comes almost pre-washed. very little washing is needed before use

    5) even though its white the fish poo is not that noticeable.

    6) The thickness of the sand is in between regular and gravel size.
  2. The Red SeverumValued MemberMember

    Hello fellow Chicagoan. Thanks for the review as I am looking for substrate for my 90gal!
  3. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks for the review :). The sand looks really nice

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  4. cheesepuffWell Known MemberMember

    Happy to help!

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  5. DanB80TTSWell Known MemberMember

    I bought the black version of this sand and I am pretty happy with it also, it's a very clean substrate out of the package, you could probably get away without washing it at all.
    All the wash did was bring some of the smaller pieces to the surface and I just scooped them out with a net, other than that there is practically no dust.

    The package does say it may alter ph or at least the black version does, so that may be something to check. I have it in a fresh tank that I'm not even cycling yet so I will test ph and see what's what.

    Would definitely recommend though so far.
  6. cheesepuffWell Known MemberMember

    I just gotta say, I really like this sand. I don't even have to use the gravel vacuum to clean it. All I really need is a strainer and I can sift all of the stuff out of the sand. Sand sinks right to the bottom while all the poo and such stays in the strainer.

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    Last edited: Aug 2, 2015
  7. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I have the black sand and I really like it. I don't think it has altered my pH, but my water is VERY alkaline. Maybe it affects pH in less alkaline water?
  8. cheesepuffWell Known MemberMember

    not sure. My PH is a little higher than what comes from the water i put in it, but I don't think thats due to the sand.