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Original Grade Ocean Direct Live Reef Sand

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20 lb. Original Grade Ocean Direct Live Reef Sand

SKU: 207442

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40 lb. Original Grade Ocean Direct Live Reef Sand

SKU: 207443

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Orignal Grade Ocean Direct Live Reef Sand uses "Sea Breathe" technology to preserve the live sand in its own original ocean bacteria.

Caribsea's Ocean Direct Caribbean Live Sand is a great choice for aquarists who are wanting a reef tank set up in minutes.

  • Contains live ocean bacteria resulting in a fast cycle
  • Grain size: 0.25-6.5mm
  • High Surface Area for Bacteria

 

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

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Product Questions

Can you add additional live sand to an established tank without causing it to cycle?
Question by: Matthew on Jun 12, 2014, 12:25 PM
Hey Matthew,
It makes a cloudy mess to add any sand to an existing tank (which is just an inconvenience more then an actual issue) but it shouldn't cause any sort of cycle. Live sand isn't like live rock in the sense of it having critters in it (that could die, cycle, etc) it just has bacteria on it.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 12, 2014, 12:25 PM
My 120 gallon tank is 72L x ~21H x 18W. What are ideal sand bed depths? If I wanted ~1-1.5 inches of sand, how much should I order? Thanks for your time!
Question by: Kyle on Feb 7, 2016, 7:39 PM
Great question!
The ideal sand bed will vary from tank to tank whichever you prefer! For 1-1.5" sand bed you will need 70 lbs of sand for a tank of your size. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Feb 10, 2016, 6:07 PM
What is the shelf life on this live sand?
Question by: Robert Higgins on Mar 21, 2018, 11:23 AM
Hi there,
Thank you for reaching out with your question.
The sand is good for about 24 months after manufacturing and is marked with a best before date.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Have a great day!
Answer by: William Glenn on Mar 23, 2018, 9:46 AM
300 gal. tank, 120"L x 24"W with 4" depth of sand. How much sand
Question by: Harrison on Dec 29, 2016, 12:11 PM
Great question! According to the sand bed calculator in the link below, you would need around 460lbs of sand for 4". :-)

http://www.garf.org/calculators/SandBedCalculator.asp
Answer by: Randy on Jan 4, 2017, 3:15 PM
What is the sand composed of? Silica? Aragonite? I'm just curious.
Question by: Shannon on May 22, 2017, 9:32 PM
The Ocean Direct live sand is an aragonite-based natural substrate.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack on May 25, 2017, 4:42 PM
Would this work good in a refugium?
Question by: Jason West on Dec 14, 2021, 7:44 PM
Thank you for reaching out with your question. Ocean Direct is a great sand but it does blow around quite a bit due to the varied grain size. If you are going to have mangroves in your refugium then it is a fantastic option but for a non planted refugium I would recommend special grade.
Answer by: William Glenn (BRS Staff) on Dec 16, 2021, 12:57 PM
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