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Caribsea African Cichlid Mix 20lb

Caribsea African Cichlid Mix 20lb

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Caribsea African Cichlid Mix 20lb Information

African Cichlid Mix™

African Cichlid Mix™ is offered in six different types to suit every aquarists tastes. This group of products naturally buffers the water in your aquarium to better approximate the water quality parameters of the great rift lakes in Africa. No need to use special cichlid buffers, our product does it all for you.

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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 African Cichlid Mix 20lb Reviews

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Looks Great

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/28/2010 from GREENWICH, CT UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Just got 3 bags of this mix and put it in my tank and it looks great. I like the salt and pepper look of the substrate. You get the feel of light sandy beaches but also the black mix to help bring out the colors of your fish and hide some of the debris that shows so easily on the bottom with light sand aquariums. I don't know if this is the right or wrong way to do it but I did not rinse the sand before putting it in the tank. I also put the sand in first and then VERY slowly added the water afterward by pouring it on the rocks and letting it trickle down. The affect was a crystal clear tank in less than an hour, NO sand storm. I have my two little dianos in there as I begin the cycle process and they are just fine so who knows. Anyway great product.

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good stuff

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 10/28/2009 from ORELAND, PA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Looks great in the tank though i am still waiting for the water to clear, needed to add fine media to my filter to get the water from murky to clear. Make sure you rinse welllllllllllll before you put in the tank.

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Good Stuff

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 6/17/2008 from DENVER, CO UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I was a bit skeptical, but now that the gravel has been in the tank for a week I am starting to understand! The pH is steady at 8.0 and my tank is cycled. **WARNING** DUSTY! I didn't rinse the gravel prior to placing it in the tank. Poor choice. It was cloudy for DAYS and I run about 150% filtration for the size of my tank. I have vacuumed the gravel and have polished the water and the tank is finally crystal clear. ALSO... it does NOT look like the product pictured. Lots of crushed shell. Doesn't look bad though.

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The bomb sand

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/8/2008 from BURTON, MI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: My fish really dig this sand they play with it even. And my plants are growing well in it as well.

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