I don't like TMS. I have it in my quarantine tank and it's ugly in my opinion. The sand isn't 100% black and I don't like how sharp it is and how horrible it is to rinse it.
I have 3m S Grade Buff Color in my 265g and love the weighty feel and softness of it. I have a sample vial of the black color and it looks sooooo much better than my TMS...I would definitely get the 3m sand...it's cheaper too...
Yea, definitely the 3M ColorQuartz. I've got it in all the tanks (close to 20 tanks now). It comes in a ton of colors, it's heavier so stays in place better, cheaper, and not made of glass like TMS. If you've got bottom feeders they'll appreciate the soft ColorQuartz stuff. I tell everyone about it, 1st read about it here.
Color Quartz is a bloody BEAST to wash. I have the Sgrade in black for my 110 south american set up.
It come coated in an oily film and while your washing the stuff prepare to get stained black. And everything involved in washing will be stained as well.
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