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Oolite Ocean Direct Live Reef Sand

  • Worst product I've used By Phil on 12/10/2014

    Let's start off by saying I didn't buy this off BRS (this is my "go to" online site) but I am so dissapointed with this buy, I have to write a review. If you don't care about the size of the sand skip this review. As a live sand it is great. Gets the water very cloudy even if your careful but it clears over night.

    I'm giving this a 1 star review because I specifically bought this sand for my wrasses to sleep in. I figured .25 mm to 1.5 mm is pretty fine sand. Man was I wrong. This stuff has tons of broken shells, calcified chunks of sand and rocks. I took all the sand out today and ran it through a strainer. I wish I could post a picture of what's left over. The largest chucks of shells are about 2cm averaging .5cm to 2cm.... 3 of my wrasse have open sores from getting scraped on when burying themselves for the night. I'm highly dissatisfied. I went out and bought regular dry oolite and rinsed it out. World of a difference. Cheaper too. If you care about size and not the bacteria don't buy this product.
  • Really Cloudy By Hasty on 11/13/2014

    I am a newcomer to this hobby. I have a 40 gal reef that I wanted to change the rock in so I bought some pukani, good stuff. I bought a 20 gal tank to cure rock in and decided I would just start a smaller tank so bought 20 lbs of this sand. I had put most of the sand in the tank and then put rock in. I poured my mix onto the rock thus not making too much of a cloud and it dissipated in an hour, alls fine. But on reading the directions on the bag, decided to put the rest of the sand in after taking rocks out. Looked like a sand storm in the tank. 4 hrs later not much better. Do not see how you could add this type of sand into an established tank without suffocating the resident fish and assorted critters. On reading above comments I guess it will be a day or two to clear for me also. Hope sand is as good as it is touted to be. I rely on BRS for quality.
  • Great Stuff By Eric on 12/15/2013

    It was cloudy for a day or two but compared to dry fiji pink it cleared much faster. It is ocean direct for sure. There are bits of sticks and shells all through it. The grain size is great and has stayed put in my 27g cube.
  • Very good stuff. The compliments my deep sand bed very well By David on 11/19/2012

    I bought 320 lbs of this stuff for my 165 gallon tank. I couldn't be happier.
  • Oolite 40lbs sand By X3lalo on 10/11/2012

    Aw man where do I start I bought 3 of of the 40 lbs. bags for a deep sand bed in my 75g and man they cloud ur tank up!!!! Yea the sand is really nice grain sizes but the one problem I see is if you have an oversized return pump it will stir up all the sand. The other issue I had was there is this redidue that will sit on the top of your sand when it settles. But I guess all in all it's some nice substrate. Lol

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