Fiji Pink Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand

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Why does BRS recommend this?


If we had to choose a single type of sand for any tank, it would be the Arag-Alive Fiji Pink sand.  It is by far the most popular sand for its medium to large grain size, high amount of total available surface area, as well as just its overall beauty.


Fiji Pink 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: 0.5-1.5mm

  • Most popular size for reef sand

  • High Surface Area for Bacteria


 


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

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Why does BRS recommend this?

If we had to choose a single type of sand for any tank, it would be the Arag-Alive Fiji Pink sand.  It is by far the most popular sand for its medium to large grain size, high amount of total available surface area, as well as just its overall beauty.

Fiji Pink 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: 0.5-1.5mm
  • Most popular size for reef sand
  • High Surface Area for Bacteria

 

BRS suggests 1 pound of Fiji Pink sand per 2 gallons of display tank volume on averageMore

Fiji Pink Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand

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10 lb. Fiji Pink Arag-Alive! Reef Sand
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How much of this would I need for a normal 75g tank? I am looking at having a 2in deep sand bed.
Question by: Bud on Jan 5, 2014 2:58:00 PM
It depends on the exact dimensions of your tank but assuming its 48x18 like most 75g tanks then your looking at about 100lbs for a 2" sand bed.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 5, 2014 2:58:00 PM
how much live sand do i need for a 55 gal tank with rock and fish
Question by: bill on Oct 20, 2013 11:31:00 AM
Hey Bill,
It depends on how deep of a sand bed that you are looking for. Assuming your tank is a standard 55g dimensions you can expect roughly a 1" sand bed for each 35lbs of sand that you use though.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 20, 2013 11:31:00 AM
Hi I have a 90 gallon tank with about 50 pounds of like rock in it for over a year now with no sand. Can I add this and without recycling the tank. thank you for your time
Question by: Curtis Roth on Jun 15, 2016 11:14:00 AM
Great question!
It certainly can be added without much of a new cycle. You will ideally want to rinse the sand beforehand in tank water to removed the dust and fines when placing in the new sand. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 15, 2016 11:40:00 AM
How much I need if I got a 60g cube 24x24x24
Question by: Darrell Booker on Apr 17, 2016 3:44:00 PM
Great question!
For a 1" sand bed you will need 25 lbs. for a 2" sand bed you can double the amount to 50 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 22, 2016 10:44:00 AM
is /does Fiji pink shipped w/ocean water in with sand thank you
Question by: chris mcdevitt on Feb 25, 2016 11:05:00 PM
Great question!
The Fiji Pink is not shipped with "ocean" water, rather it is dormant bacteria and saltwater and does not contain hitchhikers or other pests. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 26, 2016 9:46:00 AM
How much of this sand would I need for my 300 gallon tank? The dimensions are 24" from front to back, 37" from top to bottom.
Question by: Paulina on Feb 26, 2016 9:56:00 AM
Great question!
unfortunately I was unable to find the length of the tank provided. If you tank is 72" long and 24" front to back you will need around 100 lbs for 1.5" deep sand bed across the tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 26, 2016 10:01:00 AM
I would like to add some sand to my tank. Is the clarifier that comes with this reef safe to use?
Question by: Eric Johnson on Mar 10, 2016 6:39:00 PM
Great question!
The clarifier is included is reef safe and may make your skimmer start acting up if it is running. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM
I will be starting up a 75 gallon Rimless (48x18x21) in the coming weeks and wonder how much of this sand I would need. I am not looking for the deep sand bed trick, just need the right amount for a nice layer. Assuming 100 lbs like the previous question by Bud. Also, what is more recommended....place the rock structure onto the base glass of the tank and filling sand around the rock, or laying the bed first and shifting the rock into the base? What works well in terms of minimizing any deadly detritus build up? Thanks for your time.
Question by: JR on May 12, 2014 10:07:00 AM
Hi JR,
100lbs should be plenty for a nice 2" or so sandbed in that size tank. When it comes to aquascaping I always put the rock down first. That way you don't have to worry about a critter digging the sand out under the rock and causing a land slide or anything.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on May 12, 2014 10:07:00 AM
Will BRS ever get Tropic Eden sand?
Question by: John Frank on Feb 2, 2016 11:27:00 AM
Great question!
Unfortunately bringing in heavy items such as sand does take some time and accounting. I have submitted the request to look into bringing in more options such as Tropic Eden. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 24, 2016 4:23:00 PM
Hello I am looking to start my first salt water tank but want to start with a 12 gallon tank how much sand would I need,and what other stuff do I need besides the live rocks.. I have a few fresh water tanks.
Question by: carlos Torres on Nov 11, 2016 3:02:00 PM
Great question! A 5lb bag would be a good start for a 12gal tank sand bed. For detailed information on how to get started in the hobby, we really recommend watching our YouTube Channel and the 52 Weeks of Reefing series! :-)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJv2rQDivg8NwXIxydJ86A
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 14, 2016 2:33:00 PM
I want to swap out my crush coral substrate for live sand... I have lots of coral, 6 fish, 2 urchins and cuc. I am running a 75 gallon reef tank with prolly 70-80 lbs live rock at least. where do I start? how many bags of what type and how deep do I need this sand bed to be?. this 75 was upgraded from a 30 gallon 1 yr ago. 30 gallon was bout 3 yrs old. would like an option with as little neg-impact on my inhabitants as possible. please help... kinda like the figi pink sand... tank is 4' wide x 18" front to back
Question by: brad on Jun 3, 2014 7:04:00 PM
Hey Brad,
How deep of a sandbed is largely dependent on your own aesthetic preference unless you happen to have a critter that requires a certain amount of sand (like a Jawfish for example). For a tank that size you will get about an inch of sand for every 50lbs which would be plenty if you don't have any critters that require more.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 3, 2014 7:04:00 PM
How much of this product would I need to cover a 36" x 18" surface to a depth of 1"-2"?
Question by: Kevin C on Sep 24, 2013 4:22:00 AM
Hey Kevin,
Right about 70lbs of sand would get you about 2" of sand bed on a footprint that size.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Sep 24, 2013 4:22:00 AM
I am looking to put an inch depth in a new 225 gallon tank, 27x72. Is this sand really alive? I am starting with dry live rock and do not to put anything bad in my tank. Please advise. How much do I need? thx
Question by: Adam on Dec 26, 2013 9:21:00 AM
Hi Adam,
It has the beneficial bacteria in it which is what makes it "alive" but it will still be pest free. Adding 1" of sand to a 27x72 area would require right about 100lbs of sand.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 26, 2013 9:21:00 AM
How much sand do I need for a 120 gal tank?
Question by: Shane on Nov 30, 2013 2:21:00 AM
Hi Shane,
Assuming standard 2ft x 4ft dimensions of most 120g tanks. 120lbs would get you about a 2" sand bed which is pretty typical for most folks.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 30, 2013 2:21:00 AM
Would this sand work for an already established tank. I plan on replacing crushed coral with fiji pink. Dont know if I want to put live sand in.
Question by: jason on May 6, 2014 8:10:00 AM
Hi Jason,
It wouldn't be a problem at all to use this with an existing tank. The biggest concern would be to make sure you remove the old substrate a little bit at a time. You don't want to remove it all at once as there may be a high population of your bacterial filtration on it.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on May 6, 2014 8:10:00 AM
What is the shelf life of this sand? I want to purchase this now that it's on sale but will not be using it for perhaps a month or so.

Thanks:)
Question by: David on Apr 16, 2014 1:32:00 PM
Hi David,
That wont be any problem at all :-)
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 16, 2014 1:32:00 PM

Full Details

Caribsea's Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand is a great choice for new aquarists and new reef tank set ups. It cycles quickly to set up a natural biological balance.


Available in several shades and sizes:


  • FL Crushed Coral - 3-5.5mm
  • Special Grade - 1-2mm
  • Fiji Pink - 0.5-1.5mm
  • Bahamas Oolite 0.25-1mm

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  • Excellent Shipping and Product By Steelsoul on 8/15/2016

    The pink bits in this sand are only noticeable in the bags once in the tank you don't see um at all. This is a very fine sand and using 2 Hydor Koralia powerheads 1950 gph each move this sand into piles in the tank. If your like me and have high turbulence powerheads do yourself a favor and add a Large grain sand like the arag alive Florida Crushed coral along with this Fiji fine grain sand to keep your sand in place. Shipping was excellent, heavy but very fast.
  • Perfection! By JBrown on 5/26/2016

    Fast and accurate service! That's number 1!

    As for the Fiji pink, I got it because I was looking for a tan sand to mix with some African Cichlid sand I had purchased prior. It was a salt and pepper mix, and I wanted to tone it down some. This sand blended perfectly as the grain size was a perfect match.
    It's definitely not pink, it is tan. It lightens up even more under tank lighting. Very uniform, and settles quickly. I should add that since this was going in a Malawi tank, I did lightly rinse the sand before mixing.
    I really couldn't be happier. Great product for my needs.
  • It's Sand By William on 4/29/2016

    I really can't tell if there are any of the little pink sparkly things in there, it looks like basic live sand to me. It is a really fine sand, not recommended for super high flow, turbulent, tidal, monsoon, type areas. I am pleased with it, but I am easy to please.
  • Looks great By Eric Johnson on 4/4/2016

    This works really well for me. It's fine but doesn't blow around badly unless there's strong direct flow. It is mostly white under my Kessil lights moreso than pink and I like it. Clears very quickly with the packet and didn't seem to affect any of my coral or inverts (I was adding to an existing tank).
  • It's sand By Samuel on 3/8/2016

    Personally chose this sand because Brs recommended it. It looks like sand and feels like sand. I could tell it had pink sparkles in the bag but it just looks like white sand in the tank to me. I used a Brs 2 inch pipe to add the 10 lbs on top of my existing Fiji pink sand.
  • Beautiful and helps the cycle By James on 2/21/2016

    I was nervous buying this sand because i was not sure how pink it would be. But the sand is white and it looks like it has pink crystals in it to liven it up and add some contrast. It took only a day to settle and my watchman goby seems to enjoy it. The super fine dust in the sand did leave a film over most everything in the tank, but it scraped off with good ease.
  • Looks nice By ERIC on 2/20/2016

    The sand looks great in the tank but even slight agitation causes it to cloud the tank water. Maybe ringing the sand prior to adding it to the tank would help, but that would also probable eliminate the bacterial population in the bag. I will probably go dry next time.
  • Excellent buy By Samuel on 1/6/2016

    I can see why brs recommends this. It looks good in my new tank!
  • Very disappointed By Southpawblues on 12/22/2015

    I used 60 pounds of this sand in my 100 gallon peninsula tank. Wish I had not used it. Anytime the sand gets stirred up for whatever reason, it clouds the water for at least a couple of hours, sometimes longer. It should not be doing this at all. Maybe I got a bad batch but this is not even closely acceptable. Trying to decide if I should siphon it all out and start over. This was a waste of money.
  • Perfect size and color By jono on 10/14/2015

    The grain size of the sand is big enough to not get stirred up by pumps but small enough so it is still aesthetically pleasing. I also like the small pink grains that they put in to add color.
  • beautiful sand By Walter on 7/26/2015

    Beautiful sand with super fast shipping! Will definitely buy from this company again
  • Great Sand By Sterling on 7/23/2015

    Used the 20 lb bag and love it. Looks great and is the perfect sized grains. Helped boost the cycle time as well.