Functional and beautiful aragonite substrate for all types of marine aquariums
Contains millions of beneficial marine bacteria to enhance biological filtration
Choose the style that's right for your particluar marine aquarium setup
Beautiful marine substrate packed with millions of heterotrophic, autotrophic, and chemolithotrophic bacteria. Huge beneficial bacteria population aids in waste reduction and dramatically reduces cycling time in new setups. Use alone or to kick-start existing substrate bed. Arag-Alive is specially egineered to supress "new tank syndrome" and compress the ammonia cycle. It's like having a nitrite and nitrate filter, ammonia reducer, and a high-capacity biological filter for your marine aquarium. Includes Bio-Magnet clarifier to clear water fast and enhance biological efficiency. Arag-Alive marine substrates contain aragonite, a source of calcium, carbonate, and beneficial trace elements to, naturally maintain proper pH without the constant addition of chemicals.
Contains more surface area for bacterial adhesion: approximately 20,000 square inches per cubic inch for unsurpassed performance in reducing nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia. Never needs to be replaced and works with natural bacteria to enhance performance over the full life of your aquarium.
Lowest in phosphate and does not contain tar, harmful organics, silica, or other impurities. Used by the foremost public aquariums, research and government institutions, and professionals worldwide.
Fiji Pink Sand
0.5-1.0 mm; 20 lb water packed bag
This soft pink colored, 100% aragonite substrate is a good intermediate sand size product. The precise grain size combines some of the animal friendly properties of fine sand such as ingestability and low resistance to burrowing, but with better diffusive flux properties and good porosity. This is also the standard choice for reef aquariums at 1 pound per gallon.
Special Grade Sand
1.0-2.0 mm; 20 lb water packed bag
This coarse sand is 100% aragonite and has excellent diffusive properties. A very versatile product, use in deep or shallow beds. A significant denitrator when utilized in deeper beds or plenum systems.
Indo-Pacific Black Sand
0.2-5.0 mm; 20 lb water packed bag
Re-create an authentic Indo-Pacific fringing reef environment such as Indonesia, Hawaii, and the Pacific Rim. Dramatic natural dark substrate highlights the colors of the region's indigenous aquatic life.
Hawaiian Black Sand
0.25-3.5mm; available in 20 lb water packed bag
Re-create the look of black sand slopes around the volcanic islands of Hawaii. The natural dark substrate highlights the darker or more intense colors of fishes found in these areas.
Determining how much substrate to buy for your new aquarium depends on the size and shape of your tank, as well as the depth of the substrate bed you wish to achieve. Another factor is the type of aquascaping structure you're planning.
Refugiums, small aquariums that either sit next to or hang onto an existing saltwater or reef aquarium, are used by a growing number of aquarists to continually cycle water into and out of the existing tank.
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