CaribSea Ocean Direct Live Sand Original 5 lb

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CaribSea 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.

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How many pounds of sand would you suggest for a 32 gallon Biocube?
I want enough for a cleaner crew, corals, live rock, a few fish, and to grow some sea lettuce.
Asked : Jan 25, 2017
By : beakersteph, Ohio
 
 
 
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You would need about 20lbs of sand for a 32 gallon BioCube.
Answered : Jan 25, 2017
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What is the best sand for a 5 gallon saltwater nano setup?
I'm setting up a 5 gallon nano saltwater tank. I'd like to eventually have a couple clown fish and an anemone, or maybe a gobie and shrimp?? I'd like the option to add some live coral down the road. Thanks for your help!
Asked : Jan 04, 2017
By : Nicole, IL
 
 
 
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Great question. Filtration wise, any of the live sand would do a great job. How we would recommend choosing is the amount of water flow you plan to have in the aquarium. If you are planning to have ton of water flow, a bigger / heavier sand like the Arag-Alive Special Grade Reef Sand would work better as it will not get blown around as much. If the water flow in the aquarium is moderate, then the a finer sand would work just fine and will give you more surface area for filtration.
Answered : Jan 04, 2017
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This sand looks beautiful and doesn't blow away with high flow.
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Great for a quick tank cycle
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cycled tank quickly, looks great, refuge for snails
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This and some good live rock had my tank mostly cycled in a week. I was able to get fish and cleaner crew in by week two. Going on half a year now and the sand still looks great and provides good refuge my nassarius snails.
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Works as it should

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The sand worked just fine and the water cleared quickly with just some filter floss. However, the texture of this particular mix is a bit more like gravel then I would prefer. Lots of chunks of rocks and shells.
I'm always confused by the reviews that say you need to wash the sand first. It...Read More
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good, as always

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Exactly what you would expect for live sand. Reliable brand that I will continue to use in my reef tanks
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good sand

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good price, nice product
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small bits of debris in the sand
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good sand with a variety of grain sizes. It also has small pieces of shell in it.
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good sand

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this is a good sand with great texture. it has small bits of shell in it.
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Great Addition

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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.
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