Aragonite Special Grade Dry Sand 40lbs - CaribSea

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Aragonite Special Grade Dry Sand 40lbs - CaribSea

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CaribSea Aragonite Sand is engineered to be free of impurities such as ash, metals, pesticides, and silica; which allows you to create a safe and beautiful environment for your fish and invertebrates.



  • Grain size: 1.0 - 2.0mm

  • High Surface Area for Bacteria

  • Largest variety of particle size


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

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CaribSea Aragonite Dry Sands are great for new tanks or adding sand to currently established tanks. Special Grade Sand is ideal for high-flow tanks that have sand dwelling creatures.

 

Selecting the right sand: When choosing the right substrate 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.

Below is a table of common tank sizes and how many pounds of Natural Reef Sand is required to achieve a certain depth. Results may vary depending on the aquascaping in your tank, overflow styles, and the specific tank manufacturer. We always recommend getting a little extra sand to make sure you have enough on hand when you are filling your tank. 

 

Gallons Dimension 1" Depth 2" Depth 3" Depth
10 Gallon 20x10x12 9.7 lbs 19.4 lbs 29.2 lbs
20 Gallon 24x12x16 14.0 lbs 28.0 lbs 42.0 lbs
29 Gallon 30x12x18 17.5 lbs 35.0 lbs 52.5 lbs
30 Gallon 36x13x16 22.8 lbs 45.5 lbs 68.3 lbs
40 Gallon 36x18x16 31.5 lbs 63.0 lbs 94.5 lbs
55 Gallon 48x13x20 29.7 lbs 59.4 lbs 89.1 lbs
75 Gallon 48x18x21 41.1 lbs 82.3 lbs 123.4 lbs
90 Gallon 48x18x24 41.1 lbs 82.3 lbs 123.4 lbs
120 Gallon 48x24x24 54.8 lbs 109.7 lbs 164.5 lbs
180 Gallon 72x24x24 84.0 lbs 168.0 lbs 252.0 lbs
220 Gallon 72x24x30 84.0 lbs 168.0 lbs 252.0 lbs
300 Gallon 72x36x27 126.0 lbs 252.0 lbs 378.0 lbs

 

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
Aragonite Fiji Pink 0.5 - 1.5 90lbs per cubic foot
Aragonite Special Grade 1.0 - 2.0 85lbs per cubic foot

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