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CaribSea Arag-Alive Special Grade Reef Sand 20 lb

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CaribSea Arag-Alive Sp. Grade 1-2mm: Arag-Alive! Aragonite Reef Sand with Live Stabilized Marine Bacteria : Use alone, or to kick-start our dry aragonite! Arag-Alive has more surface area for bacterial porosity; approximately 20,000 square inches per cubic inch! Arag-Alive will dramatically reduce cycling time in new set-ups because it contains millions of heterotrophic, autotrophic, and chemolithotrophic bacteria. Arag-Alive has 381,000 ppm calcium, 7,390 ppm strontium, 1050 ppm magnesium, 590,000 ppm carbonate (buffer), 56 ppm potassium, and is lowest in phosphate and has no silica. Arag-Alive also provides molybdenum, barium, boron, selenium, beryllium, and other essential ocean trace elements. CaribSea Arag-Alive is not beach collected. This aragonite comes from the pure and pristine Bahama Banks and unlike beach zone collected sands contains no tar, harmful organics, or impurities.

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Specifications

  • 20 lbs\
  • 1-2 mm
  • aragonite
  • 381,000 ppm calcium
  •  7,390 ppm strontium
  • 1050 ppm magnesium
  • 590,000 ppm carbonate (buffer)
  • 56 ppm potassium, and is lowest in phosphate and has no silica


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
By : Candice, LA
 
 
 
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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.
Answered : Sep 27, 2019
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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
By : Kat
 
 
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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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