Bahamas Oolite Arag-Alive! Live Reef Sand

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20 lb. Bahamas Oolite Arag-Alive! Reef Sand

SKU: 207431

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10 lb. Bahamas Oolite Arag-Alive! Reef Sand

SKU: 207430

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Discontinued by Bulk Reef Supply

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Live sand is a great choice for new reef tank setups as it clears quickly and contain millions of live bacteria, speeding up your tank's cycle. Bahamas Oolite sand is one of the most attractive substrates available for saltwater aquariums, but due to its small grain size, it can get blown around more easily and should only be used in aquariums with lower amounts of flow.

  • Contains Live Bacteria to Assist with a Faster Cycle
  • Small Grain size: 0.25 - 1mm
  • Ideal for Low Flow Aquariums
  • High Surface Area for Bacteria


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Arag-Alive Sand Type Grain Sizes (mm) Description

Fiji Pink

0.5 - 1.5 Small uniform grain size with flecks of pink quartz. Ideal for tanks with sand-sifting inhabitants and low to medium amounts of flow.

Special Grade

1.0 - 2.0 Our best-selling sand mix. Uniform medium grain size good for tanks with medium amounts of flow and still sand-sifter friendly.

Bahamas Oolite (Currently Viewing)

0.25 - 1.0 Fine uniform grain size. Ideal for low flow aquariums.

Hawaiian Black

0.25 - 3.5 Semi-uniform grain size. Creates a striking contrast with colorful fish and coral in the aquarium.

Bimini Pink

0.5 - 5.0 Wide variety of particle sizes.

Florida Crushed Coral

3.0 - 5.5 Large particle sizes. Ideal for high flow aquariums, but not great for sand dwelling inhabitants.


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Product Questions

Can I add this sand easily to an existing tank system? Used this sand when I built my tank but it’s starting to get thin. Thanks
Question by: Daniel Marra on Apr 20, 2022, 8:09 PM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. Yes, you can add this sand, we recommend the cup method to keep it from blowing around everywhere.
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Apr 21, 2022, 8:46 AM