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post #1 of 4 Old 03-25-2012, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Question 3m quartz sand

has anyone used this in their tanks and if so how was your experience with it
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-25-2012, 02:31 PM
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Do you mean 3M colorquartz?

If so, I've never used it just because I can't find it. I'd jump at the chance to get 50 pounds or so of black S-grade.

Pretty sure it's nearly identical to estes reef sand (only much cheaper, and harder to rinse.)

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-25-2012, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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is s grade the preferred grade for use in an aquarium
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-25-2012, 05:08 PM
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Depends on what kind of fish you have... Both are safe for all fish, but S is smaller.
If I remember right, Grade S is a little smaller than poppy seeds and looks like sand.
Grade T is about 4-5 times the size, more irregularly shaped (but not sharp), and still very nice.

Would you prefer something more sand-like, then go with S.
If not, go with T.

Do be sure to rinse it extremely thoroughly in hot water. It's totally inert, but there is a TON of dust.

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