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Caribsea Arag-Alive Bahamas Oolite

Caribsea Arag-Alive Bahamas Oolite

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Caribsea Arag-Alive Bahamas Oolite Information

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.

Caribsea Arag-Alive Bahamas Oolite Reviews

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Bahama Live Sand

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/15/2013 from YUCCA VALLEY, CA
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: 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 tank to be very cloudy for a couple days.

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not the best

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 11/13/2012 from WOODSTOWN, NJ UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/25/2012 from US
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: 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

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 10/4/2011 from CAMARILLO, CA UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 10/3/2011 from ODESSA, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/28/2011 from MCALLEN, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


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great live sand

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/23/2010 from SHERMAN, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

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

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/22/2008 from KINGMAN, AZ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Everything was good.

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Too much hassle

Reviewers Rating Below Average

Posted: 3/24/2008 from PACIFICA, CA UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: First the good: the sand looks great and you can really cycle an aquarium fast. Unfortunately, it has several other less desirable traits. For one, it's so dense that burrowing animals have a tough time digging into it. My sand sifting sear star was never able to bury itself in the stuff, try as it might. However, the single most annoying trait is that this stuff flies everywhere at the slightest disturbance. Cleaning the sides or the aquarium is especially difficult as the sand gets kicked up into the water and has a nasty tendency to get between your algae scraper and the glass, scratching the bejesus out of it (if you've got an acrylic tank). And if you have gobies that like to dig, prepare for this sand to coat every square inch of your live rock.

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The Best

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

5.0 5

Comments: The only way to go. I have see people cycle tanks in as short as 5 days with good amouts of live sand and some live rock.

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