Bahamas Oolite Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand - CaribSea

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Bahamas Oolite Arag-Alive! Live Aragonite Reef Sand contains millions of live bacteria to create a natural biological balance in your reef tank.



  • Contains live bacteria to assist with a faster cycle

  • Grain size: 0.25-1mm

  • Great for tanks with low flow

  • High Surface Area for Bacteria

 


BRS suggests 1 pound of sand per 2 gallons of display tank volume on average



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Bahamas Oolite Arag-Alive! Live Aragonite Reef Sand contains millions of live bacteria to create a natural biological balance in your reef tank.

  • Contains live bacteria to assist with a faster cycle
  • Grain size: 0.25-1mm
  • Great for tanks with low flow
  • High Surface Area for Bacteria

 

BRS suggests 1 pound of sand per 2 gallons of display tank volume on average

Bahamas Oolite Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand - CaribSea

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10 lb. Bahamas Oolite Arag-Alive
SKU: 207430
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reg. $23.99

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20 lb. Bahamas Oolite Arag-Alive
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reg. $38.99

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Caribsea's Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand is a great choice for new aquarists and new reef tank setups. Arag-Alive sands clear quickly and contain millions of live bacteria, speeding up your tanks cycle and leading to less nuisance algae.

 

Selecting the right sand: When choosing the right sand for your tank, it is important to keep a few things in mind.

How much flow will be in the tank?
Aquariums with high amounts of water movement will require sand with a larger grain size. Smaller particles can be blown around easily.

What kind of inhabitants will you be keeping?
Many species do require particular types of sand, like gobies, jawfish, and wrasses. Fish and invertebrates that like to burrow or sift through the sand will do best with smaller particle sizes.

Will it be for a refugium or deep sandbed?
Sand that will be used for filtration or refugium, we suggest using smaller particles that will give bacteria more surface area to grow and thrive on.

How much sand do I need?

Below is a table of common tank sizes and how many pounds of Oolite Sand is required to achieve a certain depth. Results may vary depending on the aquascaping in your tank, overflow styles, and the specific tank manufacturer. We always recommend getting a little extra sand to make sure you have enough on hand when you are filling your tank. 

Gallons Dimension 1" Depth 2" Depth 3" Depth
10 Gallon 20x10x12 11.9 lbs 23.8 lbs 35.7 lbs
20 Gallon 24x12x16 17.1 lbs 34.3 lbs 51.4 lbs
29 Gallon 30x12x18 21.4 lbs 42.9 lbs 64.3 lbs
30 Gallon 36x13x16 27.9 lbs 55.7 lbs 83.6 lbs
40 Gallon 36x18x16 38.6 lbs 77.1 lbs 115.7 lbs
55 Gallon 48x13x20 36.4 lbs 72.7 lbs 109.1 lbs
75 Gallon 48x18x21 50.4 lbs 100.7 lbs 151.1 lbs
90 Gallon 48x18x24 50.4 lbs 100.7 lbs 151.1 lbs
120 Gallon 48x24x24 67.1 lbs 134.3 lbs 201.4 lbs
180 Gallon 72x24x24 102.9 lbs 205.7 lbs 308.6 lbs
220 Gallon 72x24x30 102.9 lbs 205.7 lbs 308.6 lbs
300 Gallon 72x36x27 154.3 lbs 308.6 lbs 462.9 lbs

 

 

Sand Type Grain Sizes (mm) Average Density
Fiji Pink 0.5 - 1.5 90lbs per cubic foot
Special Grade 1.0 - 2.0 85lbs per cubic foot
Bahamas Oolite 0.25 - 1.0 96lbs per cubic foot
Indo-Pacific Black 0.25 - 5.0 90lbs per cubic foot
West Caribbean Reef 1.0 - 5.0 90lbs per cubic foot
Hawaiian Black 0.25 - 3.5 80lbs per cubic foot
Bimini Pink 0.5 - 5.0 90lbs per cubic foot
Natural Reef 3.0 - 5.5 85lbs per cubic foot
Florida Crushed Coral 3.0 - 5.5 72lbs per cubic foot

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  • seemed to assist in initial tank cycling By Ricky` on 11/27/2016

    Very beautiful white color sand, very small sand, although everyone says only for a low flow tank, with some dialing in on your power heads and inflow it can work for a medium to high flow tank as well, seemed to assist in the new tank cycle although i have no data to say it otherwise is "live" i think all live sand depends mostly on how fresh it is, i got mine fresh, check your expiration dates!!
  • this is the one you need By Machote on 3/29/2015

    i used this for my reef and its great sometimes you try to save some money but it in the end you need to spend more to get what you should bought at the begging don,t make this mistake and buy this one
  • High Quality Stuff By DanoSiena on 1/5/2015

    Looks great in my tank and the bacteria has set itself up nicely. Thanks so much!
  • Love this Sands! By Mako417 on 3/24/2014

    Beautiful white powdery sand. Looks awesome. Yes, can be messy when first setting up but a little care and its not to bad. Required a little adjustment of power heads to keep from blowing it around but no big deal. Coolest thing is the ripples in the sand from my power heads in wave mode. Great Product.
  • A little light By Kyle on 6/22/2013

    Purchased 80lbs for my tank and used it all. Looks great, and is really great for bacteria. However, it gets stirred up easier than any sand I've ever used...
  • Nice for my Fuge DSB! By Christian on 3/21/2013

    I bought 20lbs for my Fuge DSB. I currently run Crushed coral in main display.

    Happy with the way it looks, and the cleaning packet worked somewhat OK. I still rinsed very thoroughly to make sure it didnt cloud my tank.

    Happy with the sand and hopefully it makes a nice home for my little critters!
  • Great quality sand! By Streamin on 1/28/2013

    Ordered 140 lbs of this sand for my tank and DSB refugium. Sand is great! Very fine grains but very little cloudiness after the initial settle. After a week the tank is crystal clear. Sand itself looks fantastic and it was very easy to scape in around my rocks due to the fine nature.
  • Great Fine Live Sand By Robert on 10/27/2012

    I like to use Fine sand for Nano systems. Might not be suitable for larger tanks. This sand is great. Thanks again BRS