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CaribSea Ocean Direct Live Sand Original

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All New Ocean Direct™ Live Sand

Simply Natural – Enjoy this real Caribbean live sand in a breathable bag with no added chemicals or special processing.
Simply Effective – Ocean Direct™ is different than all other live sand products on the market. This live sand utilizes patent pending Sea Breathe laser technology which preserves real live sand with its own original bacteria. Every bag of Ocean Direct™ is alive and breathing with up to 1000 times more beneficial bacteria than other preservation methods. Every grain of Ocean Direct™ is coated with bacteria and encapsulated by capillary action in a thin film of real ocean water. The thin film is open to the atmosphere for unparalleled gas exchange. This results in high counts of natural and beneficial bacteria with no noxious buildup of metabolic y-products. Each bag includes a packet of Bio-Magnet™ clarifier to reposition the free floating bacteria to where they are most active; sand beds, surfaces of live rocks, and to biological filtration media. Ocean Direct™ provides you with a thriving, natural aquarium in minutes!

Simply Perfect – Ocean Direct™ supplies the perfect union of physics and biology!

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Manufacturer Info

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.

11 Reviews

ANTHONY BUTERA from SANFORD, FL UNITED STATES

08/18/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great Addition

I add this sand to an established 16 yr old reef aquarium about once a year. I add 5-10 lbs to refresh my sand bed and it works wonders for my tank chemistry.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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JASON COLBRUNO from MATFIELD GREEN, KS UNITED STAT

04/13/2015

Experience Level: Expert

worked great

This was for my son's first reef tank great stuff exactly as advertised thanks

1 out of 2 found this review helpful

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ALAN ZELAYA from Brooklyn, NY UNITED STATES

11/02/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good Product.

This sand was to be added to an established reef tank, so I rinsed it thoroughly first. I realize that this probably killed the bacteria, but as I don't need to get things started, it wasn't a problem. Looks natural. There's a nice variety of grain size, including tiny stones, coral and shell bits. Sand is white under halide lighting. A little cloudiness at first but no dust storms.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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BRIAN BACHER from CARLSBAD, NM UNITED STATES

04/07/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great sand

This is awesome stuff. its got a great range of sizes, as well as a multitude of various seashells parts and pieces. Of course its got its share of powder, so it takes a bit to settle, and should be added through a piece of 2" pipe.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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KEVIN BAUER from MERCED, CA UNITED STATES

09/02/2012

Experience Level: Beginner

Excellent variety

The sand has a wide variety of textures and works very well for digging species.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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ROBERT MEISSE from MANSFIELD, OH UNITED STATES

01/13/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Live Sand

You MUST MUST prewash sand before placing in tank.. Bag says you do not have to.. Wrong, it will destroy your tank with a cloud.. I had to syphon it all back out after 4 days of mess, wash it, do 80% water cahnge and then put back in.. OK now, but I make a big mistake...

6 out of 35 found this review helpful

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tuffy6969 from MURRIETA, CA UNITED STATES

12/26/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Beautiful!

The sand took a little longer than usual to "settle" down. Now that it has, it's beautiful. Nothing more to say. If you want it to settle quicker, just keep changing your floss twice a day until your tank is clear.

2 out of 4 found this review helpful

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JOEL PLANK from VACAVILLE, CA UNITED STATES

06/14/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Substrate

This live sand is the great. Lots of noce small shells and makes not only a great floor base but nice to look at as well. Price is just right.

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TOURE from RALEIGH, NC UNITED STATES

04/11/2010

Experience Level: Expert

Good sand

This sand is very good for a low flow tank setup, as the granulars are sugar fine with a mix of small clam shells. It works great in my 7.5gallon pico-reef.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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ANDREW MARTINEZ from ALBUQUERQUE, NM UNITED STATES

12/05/2008

Experience Level: Beginner

LIVE SAND

The Best Buy for your money!! GREAT product and easy to use. Like the texture and color of sand. Kudos to Caribsea Ocean Direct.

2 out of 5 found this review helpful

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