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OK so I am thinking about adding sand to the goldfish tank. I was reading that Black Diamond is good for topping soil for el natural tanks. Not putting in the soil but was thinking of tring it cause I really dislike the way my tank bottom looks right now.

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I have heard it has sharp edges, but I think as long as you do not have a bottom sitter or cory cats, it should be fine. I've read the 30-60 size is softer than the 20-40, but it is dirtier also.

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Well, I think it comes in a few sizes and there are conflicting reports on whether the sharp edges are really that sharp. I don't think the TMS in my tank is all that rounded, and in fact actually seems pretty sharp to the touch.

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hhmm. I've never heard of it. Let us know what you think when you go look at it in person and if you get it.

I recently purchased Petco's black sand for $5.00 for 5 pounds OR it was around 18.99 for 20 pounds. I love it.
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Take a look at it. https://www.google.com/search?q=black+diamond+sand+for+aquarium&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS509US509&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=yrgGU9TyJoqq2wXIi4G4Dw&ved=0CGAQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=899

I read up on this stuff when the subject came up here before. I didn't find anyone who had used it and had a problem. You certainly can't beat the price.

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Hmmm don't think I want jagged edges. If I was ok with that I could use my fluorite left over from my planted tanks.

I'd just like to add my 2cents and say that flourite is definitely not 'too sharp' for goldies. I use it in my 55 with goldies because I plant and have never had issues of any kind, they treat it like any other substrate. :)

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Hmmm don't think I want jagged edges. If I was ok with that I could use my fluorite left over from my planted tanks.

I'd just like to add my 2cents and say that flourite is definitely not 'too sharp' for goldies. I use it in my 55 with goldies because I plant and have never had issues of any kind, they treat it like any other substrate. :)

Now this is very good to hear. I well clean what I have and put it in the tank.

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Hmmm don't think I want jagged edges. If I was ok with that I could use my fluorite left over from my planted tanks.

I'd just like to add my 2cents and say that flourite is definitely not 'too sharp' for goldies. I use it in my 55 with goldies because I plant and have never had issues of any kind, they treat it like any other substrate. :)

Now this is very good to hear. I well clean what I have and put it in the tank.

I was hesitant initially but it's been well over a year now and I've never had a problem. :)

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