Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrianandJoanna Overall good substrate
This is the first time I've used black sand and so far I like it. It is really and a strong current will blow it around your tank. Other then that I like it. The water cleared wishing 24 hours using the included clarifier. Im also planning on using the same sand when I set up my larger 150 gallon saltwater system in a few months
January 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jessica136305 No Regrets---LOVE THIS SAND
This sand is exactly what I was looking for!!!!
I researched different types of gravel and noticed that BLACK gravel can sometimes chip off. I have a large tank and did not want the cost of having to replace chipped gravel so I looked for sand and came across Tahitian Moon Sand.
It is THAT GOOD! I followed the directions and simply cut the back, poured it into the tank, filled the water, and emptied the included packets. NO PROBLEMS. We did not rinse the sand as others have said as the directions do not say to do this. It cleared up within a day (whatever cloudiness left is typical for a new tank set up).
The sand is very soft and small particles--it has a very nice sparkle to it which is a great effect without being too noticeable. It looks great with either LED normal lights or the blue LED lights at night (it really twinkles).
The sand does have some specks of brown mixed in but you don't really notice this. So far I have had it in the tank for around 4 days and do not notice anything undesirable (waste showing up, etc#.
I have a 125 gallon tank and ordered 6 bags at 20lbs apiece #120 pounds total# and it just covered the bottom with some areas at about an inch or so over the black trim. I prefer more coverage so I can mound the sand for my planted tank. I ordered 3 more bags hoping this will help top off the low points. I would say that for my tank 6 bags was not enough #125 gallons).
***WORTH EVERY PENNY AND REALLY ADD'S A WOW FACTOR***
Dr Foster and Smith had the best price around and received it very quickly!
October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TripleT Great Aquarium Sand
I love the way it looks. I had black gravel before and it didn't look quite as good. But this Tahitian Moon Sand has grains that are colored like regular brown sand, so it gives off almost a twinkle effect in this black sand. This is also the "instant aquarium" package, so there are beneficial bacteria that comes with each bag. Just don't rinse the sand, it doesn't need to be. Your water will kick up a cloud when being added, but that'll settle. I definitely recommend this product if you are looking for black sand.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beardy Excellent product
The sand looks beautiful and as the package says it doesn't require rinsing, I had no trouble with dirt or floating sand.
May 25, 2014