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CaribSea Arag-Alive Special Grade Reef Sand

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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.

Special Grade Reef Sand - Grain Size 1.0 - 2.0 mm. This coarse sand is 100% aragonite and has excellent diffusive properties. A very versatile product, use in a deep or shallow beds. A significant denitrator when utilized in deeper beds or plenum systems.

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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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Is it in water or is it dry?
Asked : Sep 26, 2019
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The sand will not be in water but it should be wet to preserve the life of the bacteria already in the sand.
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how much sand do I need for a 50 gal Tank
Asked : Dec 19, 2018
By : Micky, Olmsted Falls, Ohio
 
 
 
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Hi Micky - we have a handy sand bed calculator on our site. https://www.marinedepot.com/md_educationcenter_calculators_sand_bed_calculator.html
Answered : Dec 26, 2018
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This is my 2nd bag of this stuff after upgrading to a bigger tank. It's great for beneficial bacteria and the grain size is perfect. Not to fine where it will blow around with flow.
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reef sand
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works really good stays in place with all the flo
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Excellent! Glad I went with this sand!
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Great for cycling
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Really like the sand and believe it helped my tank cycle well. I also had questions and Carib and marine depot was quick with support. I will definitely use Carib live sand for all my setups.
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Perfect reef sand.
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Natural.
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There's lots of other sand out there but this one is perfect. I feel like it gives a nice natural feel to my tank. Pair this sand with the Aquamaxx dry live rock and you've got the perfect combo!
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Great sand!
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Great quality, clean and perfect for my reef!
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Nice looking sand
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Just as described. Nice product
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Great sand!
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Great uniform sand size
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What’s not to like about the classic, tried and true Arag Alive?! I love the size of this sand grain, and it helps shorten and establish your bio filter since it’s LS... love it and would use over and over.
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