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Both Sands will work great for a Goby! Technically the Fiji Pink is slightly smaller grains. Both will be fine with the gobies gills. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The live sand contains dormant bacteria and can last a very long time, 6-12 months typically in storage at room temperature. It can even in some cases last longer. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You will need between 40 lbs (for 1" sand bed) to 60 lbs for 2" sand bed. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
For a 1" sand bed you will technically need 122lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
It depends on the exact dimensions of your tank, but assuming a standard sized 180g tank your looking at right around 100lbs.
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
Excellent By Bob on 7/30/2016Bob wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWhen I set up my previous 120 gallon I used another type of sand and it took days to clear. I am now setting up a 400 gallon tank with a sump water flow of 1800 gal/hr and a closed loop in the tank of 1800 gal/hr with 8 returns. I was worried my tank may look cloudy for many days or the sand would blow around. It came moist with an additive which cleared the water. The next day the water was clear and the sand stayed in place. IMPRESSED!
Best sand on market. By Dirt Frog on 6/27/2016Dirt Frog would recommend this product to a friendI use this sand in my 125 gallon tank. Much better than the fine/sugar grain that. BRS does not bag items containing liquid so if there is a puncture of any kind during transport it gets messy. Had a bag of this sand shipped with other items and it leaked salt water all over everything. Customer service was notified and hopefully they adjust their packaging.
Poorly packaged. By New Fisher77 on 4/18/2016New Fisher77 would recommend this product to a friendSand looks good and showed up wet but clearly a lot of moisture seeped out during shipping as the box it came in was soaked.
Amazing By Mark on 1/14/2016Mark would recommend this product to a friendAll around the best sand. At first was worried because it was extremely cloudy but by surprise cleared up within 5 - 6 hours. Grain size is prefect doesn't get blown around.
Single best sand for your tank By David on 11/18/2015David would recommend this product to a friendBest "beach sand" look, best particle size. This is the only sand I put in my tanks.
The only sand I use but needs to be packaged better for shipping By Jeff on 3/12/2015Jeff would recommend this product to a friendI use this sand in both of my tanks. Much better than the fine/sugar grain that I used in the beginning which gets blown around very easy. BRS does not bag items containing liquid so if there is a puncture of any kind during transport it gets messy. Had a bag of this sand shipped with other items and it leaked salt water and bits of sand all over everything. Customer service was notified and hopefully they adjust their packaging accordingly.
The stuff By Aquanut59 on 2/4/2015Aquanut59 would recommend this product to a friendThis is the only substrate I use. I searched the web for reviews of substrate and most pointed my towards the "Special Grade". I like the particulate size and my wrasses burrow every night in it without a problem. I tried the Oolite previously and found it to be too fine when siphoning.
Fantastic sand. By Eddie H on 2/2/2015Eddie H would recommend this product to a friendI just love this stuff. Used the Fiji pink on my last build, so I thought I'd try this on my current build. Similar in color to the Fiji pink, just slightly larger and more uniform. This is the PERFECT reef sand.
Looks Good By walter on 1/2/2015walter would recommend this product to a friendLarger particle sand that looks great. Doesn't blow around as much as the finer stuff.
Perfect Size By Greaps on 12/24/2014Greaps would recommend this product to a friendPerfect size sand, worth it.
Went from Ocean direct to this - great choice By Nick on 12/5/2014Nick would recommend this product to a friendThis sand is bigger than the sugar fine stuff that I have used in the past but still looks the same. Good for sand sifters and doesn't blow around as much as the fine sand. DOES BLOW AROUND SOME, so if you have a high flow tank I would go with something a bit bigger. Looks awesome though. 1 lb per gallon gave me 1-2in sandbed in my 90.
The best grade sand By Giosdad on 3/31/2014Giosdad would recommend this product to a friendI really do like this stuff. I have run Fiji pink in the past and it just seems like that allows for detritus pockets to form inside it due to its small size. This grade seems have it build up on the surface until the CUC gets it. I am very happy with this product.