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Offline Cichliduk

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For everyone with Limpopo sand
« on: January 22, 2015, 12:39:41 pm »
There's been a few threads recently regarding Limpopo sand. One being it's colour darkness being different in new v old batches and also about how it's magnetic.! I emailed unipac as I wanted to clarify all this as I have it in my tank also, this was the response.

Dear Ste,

Thank you for your email.

The main base material of Limpopo is silica which has no magnetic properties.

The coating comprises Iron Oxide which is the most popular and common coating used for black coatings. It is insoluble in water, totally harmless to fish and non-toxic.

In response to your question regarding the darkness, there should be minimal/no change in shade. However, if you notice any difference, it will be that the older Limpopo was darker.

I hope this is useful.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Sonali Devani
Business Development
D-Pac Limited
4 Sketty Close
Brackmills
Northampton
NN4 7PL
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0) 1604 705600
 

Hope this is useful info for you.
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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 01:17:50 pm »
    Maybe this should get pinned or whatever it's called. Alot of newbies have questions about which dark sand to go for, most of us point them towards limpopo lol
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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 01:24:13 pm »
    Yep, hope it clears up future questions. But in my opinion the colour difference I had in batches was quite a big difference.  Not 'minimal/no change". Other than that it's a very helpful email.
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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 01:25:59 pm »
    I'm not sure what batch I have but I love it regardless and I was wanting the black moon sand originally
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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 01:26:57 pm »
    Yeah I'm glad I went for it also.
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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 02:26:18 pm »
    +1 from me. The bags I've had also didn't need much rinsing before being ready to go in.
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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #6 on: January 22, 2015, 02:48:42 pm »
    Yes I gave it a quick rinse but not much really just wanted to get it in lol
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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #7 on: January 22, 2015, 03:34:53 pm »
    Yes it's very clean only rinsed once myself.
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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #8 on: January 25, 2015, 01:50:06 pm »
    I agree i started to rince mine and realised that there was nothing to clean off,I just tipped the 25k in the tank and filled it . Crystal clear!!

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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #9 on: January 25, 2015, 02:06:01 pm »
    Same here I rinsed mine but was a pointless exercise as nothing came off it

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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #10 on: May 12, 2017, 06:48:14 pm »
    Is Limpopo still the best off-black sand to get 2+ years on from when this thread was started?

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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #11 on: May 12, 2017, 06:56:58 pm »
    I got some a few months ago, & I'm happy with it, although I've never had sand before - only gravel. I find it easier to clean than I thought it would be.

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    Re: For everyone with Limpopo sand
    « Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 07:37:28 pm »
    How dark is it matey? Do you have a picture?

    I'm looking for natural looking dark sand you'd find in a murky slow moving water... that is preferably not brown as it'll wash out the bogwood colour.

    (I know I know, hard to please) :laugh:

    EDIT: Just seen your tank log Suelo, looks pretty good in there!
    « Last Edit: May 12, 2017, 07:44:10 pm by Major »