They say Coke will rot a nail in a short time. The insinuation is that if rots a nail, it probably does damage to your stomach. But stomachs are not made of metal. Likewise, maybe Black Beauty _is_ a by-product of coal. But that does not necessarily mean that it is detrimental to aquarium use. The stuff seems to be inert, and it has been used in aquariums for years at a time with no side affect. --Randy David Sanchez wrote: > I heard that too Mike. I tested to see if it would affect the pH but I saw > no changes. I would think if it were a byproduct of coal production that it > would indeed affect the pH. I know I have to rinse the stuff allot to get it > to run clear. > > David Sanchez > Orlando, FL > www.geocities.com/barbax2 > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Mike" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: <email@example.com> > Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2001 3:19 PM > Subject: Re: sand > > > I use BB in almost all my tanks. I have not had any problems in the past > 3 > > years using it. My understanding of the product, is it is a byproduct of > > coal production, but that may be a myth. > > Mike > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "David Sanchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > To: <email@example.com> > > Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2001 12:28 PM > > Subject: Re: sand > > > > > > > Yes Randy that is the name, Black beauty couldn't think of it. I have > bags > > > of it laying around it is so cheap. I have used it for years like Randy > > said > > > with zero problems. I have used it with all sorts of Apistos and spawned > > > tons of them and I am yet to have any problems from my supplier. I have > > > tested for changes in pH and conductivity and haven't seen any changes. > > > > > > > > > David Sanchez > > > Orlando, FL > > > www.geocities.com/barbax2 > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > > From: "Merce" <M.LIEBANES@terra.es> > > > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2001 12:00 PM > > > Subject: Re: sand > > > > > > > > > > I think that the name "Black Beauty" is used more as a generic name > than > > > > as one for a specific product, I've heard of it in many parts of the > USA > > > > and I can't believe that it's all the same stuff, especially when I > > > > read on thekrib.com about people who have had problems with BB. I > think > > > > that anyone would be wise to check their BB before adding it to an > > > > aquarium. > > > > C:-)lin ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the apistogramma mailing list, email@example.com. For instructions on how to subscribe or unsubscribe or get help, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Search http://altavista.digital.com for "Apistogramma Mailing List Archives"!