CaribSea Arag-Alive Bahamas Oolite Sand 10 lb

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CaribSea’s Arag-Alive!™

Only CaribSea’s Arag-Alive!™ Live Sands contains not just the broad spectrum of marine bacteria found in the ocean, but additional specially selected strains of marine bacteria as well. Arag-Alive!™ compresses new tank cycle time and suppresses the initial ammonia spike. Arag-Alive!™ creates a natural biological balance, and makes cycling a new aquarium faster and safer. Live rocks and most invertebrates can be added immediately. Gradually introduce fish within the first 3 weeks, and do not exceed one inch of fish per 5 gallons during this time.

Bahamas Oolite - This oolitic sand is ideal for shallower beds, allowing denitrification in as little as 1” depth. The most friendly to bottom dwelling creatures; its fine grain size can pass easily through the gills of gobys and other sand sifting organisms. Also an excellent choice for the cultivation of seagrasses (true plants) such as Thallasia species. Gentle to sharks and rays. Grain size 0.1 - 1.0 mm.

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At CaribSea we take aquariums seriously. Since 1972 we have supplied hundreds of public aquariums, zoos, aquaculture facilities, public and private institutions, and hundreds of thousands of dedicated aquarists with the highest quality marine and freshwater products. CaribSea has been in the forefront of the principle that substrates are a piece of equirment, not just a decorative afterthought. Caribsea substrates are as precisely engineered as any piece of advanced equipment used by today`s hobbyists and professionals. CaribSea products are the chemical support, biological filtration, and biodiversity backbone for many of the most spectacular aquatic displays ever created. We are now celebrating our 35th year in the business, and our product line has continued to grow; making CaribSea your aragonite source and so much more.

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Does it get stirred up easily?
I have a 96x24x24 inch tank and am wondering if this would be good for it. Thank you guys.
Asked : Jan 07, 2017
By : TheFishMan, United States
 
 
 
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Oolite is a fine sand so it can be blow around quite easily. If you are planning to have a lot of water flow in your aquarium, we would recommend larger sized sand; such as the Carib Sea Special Grade sand.
Answered : Jan 09, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
 
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“Bahama Live Sand”
5.0

I've always used Nature's Ocean live sand and really liked it, but MD no longer carries it :( So I bought a 10 lb bag of this. Hopefully it will be just as good as Natures Ocean. So far I like it, but It makes tanks EXTEMELY cloudy even when you add water slowly and carefully. Be prepared for your t...Read More

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“not the best”
3.0

this sand looks good in the tank if you dont have any water moving as soon as you put a pump/powerhead on the stuff goes all over not good makes a mess out of every thing

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“live sand”
5.0

The sand is very fine and is perfect as a sandbbed, making it look like the ocean bottom. Within just a few days we could see little tunnels in the sand.

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“Beautiful sand”
4.0

Only comment is the it was a bit finer than I thought it would be. Almost like dust. Otherwise the color is great and look beautiful in my new JBJ 6gal.

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“EXCELENT”
5.0

MY TANK CYCLED IN 4-5 DAYS WITH ARAG-ALIVE I ALSO USED PREPARED WATER THAT ALSO HELPED. BUT THE LEVELS ARE GREAT, I WOULD USE THIS PRODUCT OVER AND OVER AND I WILL SURE RECOMMEND IT.

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“Beautiful”
5.0

This sand is very fine and very beautiful. I have used to this in two different saltwater aquariums. If/When I setup another I will be coming right back to this sand again. It will get cloudy but quickly settles in less than 24 hours.

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“great live sand”
5.0

This sand looks very nice and has really made cycling my tank very easy and fast.

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