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Caribsea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink 10 lb

 
Fiji Pink - This soft pink colored, 100% aragonite substrate is a good intermediate sand size product. The precise 0.5 - 1.5mm grain size combines some of the animal friendly properties of fine sand such as ingestability...


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adequate sand, but not your best choice featured

Comments This is a decent sand for some applications, but it's not my preference. The arag alive fiji pink is marketed as sand already populated with denitrifying bacteria with a grain size of 0.5mm to 1.5mm. It is good for burrowers and other sand sifters and should do well in most tanks.


Liked about it This fiji pink sand does have a nice color, and it is nice that it already has some bacteria in it upon first introducing it to the tank. The grain size is ok, but not my favorite. I think there are better products available for starting a tank. If you're just using one bag of this to populate your system, that's understandable, but if you're using it in bulk I think it's more of a waste.


Didn't like I don't think this is a very good value for the money. Pound for pound, it's going to be more dense than dry sand. In other words, you're going to get less weight for the volume, as this is shipped with some water in it, meaning it will require more of this to cover your tank. Also, when buying live sand, there's no telling what exactly is in it. While hitchhikers arent terribly common with live sand, they're not out of the question and often arent anything you were hoping for. The grain size may be a bit small for high flow applications, so that's something to consider. Finally, the cost of this product is pretty high compared to the same dry sand. Considering that with patience any dry sand will be live in a matter of months, it seems silly to spend the money on this product that will only end up as the same as the dry version with time.


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By crvz
May 31, 2010
 
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Save your money get the dry Fiji Pink. featured

Comments Caribsea makes this sand in both "alive" and dry.
When I first set up my tank I used soem fry and some live sand. What a waste of money! Some might say that live sand allows you to have a instant reef tank. WRONG! do not do that. there just is not enough bacterial in the bag to sustain a cockroach.
Developing the proper bacteria for sustaining a marine Eco system takes time if you do not have patience you should not be in this hobby.

now on the the aragonite. I did like this sand It's just the right size at about .5-1.5mm. It can handle serious flow without a dust storm. Very similar to reef floor special but a little smaller and with traces of pink. If you can live without the pink I would suggest the Reef Floor Special

Because Live sand is only a gimmick I gave this a poor rating but in the dry version I liked it much better.


Liked about it The grain size of the sand is goo maybe just a little small but works well for many different tanks and flow patterns.


Didn't like I do not like this in the "live" version. It's just a waste of money.
Clouded the water horribly but that did not hatter much since it was a new tank.
The price. Save your money and get the dry version!


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By ckusnierek
May 27, 2010
 
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Good looking sand

Comments I picked up a bag of this sand when I first started my tank. It has a really nice color and is packed wet so it does not create a lot of dust when put into the aquarium. I dont like that the company says it is "alive" because any benifical bacteria would be dead because it has nothing to eat. Over all dry sand is a better choice because you pay a lot more money for the "alive" stuff when its not even alive.


Liked about it Good coloration, doesnt put dust into the tank


Didn't like Overpriced, not alive


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3.0

By fishoutofwater25
Nov 07, 2010
 
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Great sand, but saying it is "alive" is a joke

Comments I love the Arag-Alive sands for one reason: NO DUST!


Liked about it Fiji Pink is a pretty sand with a good grain size. Since it is packed damp, you don't have to worry about it causing a dust storm in your tank.


Didn't like I can't find anything about this sand that I don't like.


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By schneijt
Jul 30, 2009
 
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Great color and grain size

Comments Product looks great and haven't had any issues with phosphates


Liked about it Great color, didn't leave the tank cloudy forever


Didn't like The price


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By EndlessSummer
Jul 28, 2009
 
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Good sand

General Overall I like this and very much. It is a perfect size if you have any Gobies or things like that. My Goby loves it. And I like the way it looks.


Liked about it No rinsing. Good size.


Didn't like Didn't have as much pink in it as I thought.


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By luther1200
Jul 05, 2009
 
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Excellent product

General I used 3 20lbs. bags in my 75. It has a nice size grain, not too big, not too small. Gives the tank a wonderful appearance. I definitely recommend this sand.


Liked about it Simple.
Easy to use.
No rinsing required.


Didn't like I have nothing bad to say


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By Mr.Peanut
Apr 01, 2009
 
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