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

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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
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
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
Is this wet in the bag or dry?
Question by: Todd on May 9, 2014 3:47:00 PM
Hi Todd,
The sand is moist, generally with a little bit of liquid resting in the bottom of the bag.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on May 9, 2014 3:47:00 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 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.
  • Great start By Biocube8 on 6/4/2015

    This live sand makes cycling faster and easier. Also like the color and grain size
  • Layerd under Florida crushed coral By Phil on 5/13/2015

    I put 10 Lbs. of this sand underneath 20lbs of Florida crushed coral. in a 30L tank. I had no problem with cloudy water. What I did was to add just enough salt water to cover the sand which I slowly added. Once everything settled down I added my live rock and then slowly poured salt water over the live rock so as not to disturb the sand. Cannot comment on this sand as it is covered by the crushed coral but looking at this sand layer from the front of my tank it is compacted and is kind of a pinkish beige looking sand of small grain size.
  • Great for deep sand beds...wont creat sand storms By Amin on 4/27/2015

    This sand is beatiful and its the perfect grain size if you want a deep sand bed and dont want your pumps to create a sandstorm1!
  • Good sand for fish only display tank By Justin on 2/16/2015

    On recommendation of BRS staff, I ordered this sand for a 20 gallon long angler display tank along with BRS Fiji dry live rock and a schedule 80 3/4" 90 degree elbow. I am happy with the appearance of the sand and can say it doesn't blow around a lot but I also don't have a huge amount of water flow or a powerhead positioned low due to the fact that this will not be a reef tank. I can't give an accurate account on it's cycling properties as adequate time has not passed yet.
  • Perfect Size By George on 1/28/2015

    This sand is awesome it looks great and stays in place, i use to have Fine sand and my fish would always kick it up.
  • perfect By danny on 1/2/2015

    The grain size is perfect for that overall reef look & it stays in place when my mp40's run over 90%
  • Nice Sand By Crisis on 12/9/2014

    Looks nice in tank. Only giving it 4 stars because I would have liked it to be whiter. Like the grain size.

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