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Olympia 09-28-2012 01:17 PM

Mixing Sand
 
How do you guys think it would look if I mixed regular natural sand with black sand? I want to darken the sand a tiny bit but don't want to switch it all out.

Freshcatch 09-28-2012 08:43 PM

I think it would look good. Make some test mixes and see which you like best....

marshallsea 09-28-2012 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympia (Post 1259064)
How do you guys think it would look if I mixed regular natural sand with black sand? I want to darken the sand a tiny bit but don't want to switch it all out.

Great idea! Beats doing a full substrate change

fish monger 09-29-2012 11:22 AM

Gee, if there was an in between brown, that would be great. Kind of hard imagining the black mix for me. Freshcatch's suggestion of making some test batches is a good idea. Know what you mean about trying to darken the sand.

Olympia 09-29-2012 01:20 PM

There probably will be a darker brown sand, but I'm not sure how much of an effect it'll have.

fish monger 09-29-2012 02:10 PM

Well, if you want to make things just a tad darker, a brown hue would look more natural. I just think that the black might look like pepper.

DragonFyre14 09-29-2012 06:02 PM

The mix of sand IMO would look cool. I would think it would look a bit more like natural sand with all the different colors of sand/small rocks mixed together. granted it could be darker or lighter than natural sand. If you do it post some pics! :D


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