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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 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.
|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|
I highly recommend it By John on 10/27/2016John would recommend this product to a friendGreat product,, small enough to be sand and not look like gravel,, large enough so it doesn't blow around like fine sand,, I just put it in the tank last night,, this morning,, the water is crystal clear,, obviously,, I can't tell if there is actual bacteria,, but it's better than nothing :)
Da Best Sand! By Bobaloo on 9/10/2016Bobaloo would recommend this product to a friendThis without a doubt is the best sand I've used to date. It was easy to use and it helped with the biological maturation of my newly setup reef. I just pour in ALL the contents of the bag and within a couple of hours, my water was gin clear to see the shimmer of my Kessil lights over the new sand bed!
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.