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CaribSea West Caribbean Reef Aragalive Sand Live Sand 20 Lb

 
Carib Sea's Arag-Alive contains a broad spectrum of natural marine bacteria. Arag-Alive will help control dangerous ammonia levels and will reduce both nitrate …


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decent sand for seeding a tank featured

Comments If you want to seed your tank with a little bit of live sand, this would be a good product. I don't like using a lot of live sand in almost all applications, so I wouldn't recommend this in bulk, but if you're buying one or two bags it's not a bad product. This west Caribbean sand has a good grain size of from 1.0mm to 2.0mm, so it's well suited for most sand sifting or burrowing fish.


Liked about it This sand has a good color and provides good average grain size to work well and keep from being blown around in high flow. I like using this in my mixed reef tank with high flow (it's about the same size as the special grade dry sand).


Didn't like The negatives of this sand is that it's rather expensive compared to dry sand, and it doesn't really provide much benefit. In the long term, a bed made of dry sand will become live in time. I generally find no value in paying considerably more for live sand, which often requires more to populate the tank if used exclusively (as the water weighs the sand down, making it more dense and requiring more to have the same coverage). I also don't like adding sand that could bring hitchhikers with it, and there is a risk of doing just that with this (or really any) live sand.


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By crvz
May 31, 2010
 
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Definately Need This Stuff!!!!

Comments It is great at helping keep algae levels down in your tank and at breaking down waste on the sand bed. I never have to stir or scrape off the top of it due to algae build up. Also great for copepode and other sand dwelling organisms (stars, snails, etc.)


Liked about it Good color
Low wait for settling
Good Price


Didn't like I liked pretty much everything about this sand.


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By joschend0325
Mar 10, 2010
 
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