CaribSea Ocean Direct Original Grade Live Sand Substrate
Enjoy the real Caribbean live sand in a breathable bag with no added chemicals or special processing. Ocean Direct is different than all other live sand products on the market. This live sand utilizes patent pending Sea Breathe laser technology which preserves real live sand with it's own original bacteria. Every bag is alive and breathing with up to 1,000 times more beneficial bacteria than other preservation methods. Every grain is coated with bacteria and encapsulated by capillary action in a thin film of real ocean water. The thin film is open to the atmosphere for unparalleled gas exchange. This results in high counts of natural beneficial bacteria with no noxious buildup of metabolic by-products.
Each bag includes a packet of Bio-Magnet clarifier to reposition the free floating bacteria to where they are most active; sand beds, surfaces of live rocks, and to biological filtration media. Ocean Direct provides you with a thriving, natural aquarium in minutes.
Original Grade is Caribbean sand with its natural particle breakdown; an overall fine material with smooth oolitic grains on the low end of the spectrum, increasing to small bits of real reef rubble on the high end. This grade, rich in texture and soft color, is perfect for most any marine aquaria, but is especially suite for burrowing fish and invertebrates eager to use large bits for burrow construction. This natural rubbles also recreates the natural habitat of decapods, copapods, sponges and other natural reef foods. This material often has reef rubble in it, but about 77% of the material by weight is less than 1mm in size (most of that being small than 0.60 mm!)
· Contains no added chemicals or special processing
· Performs well even in a very high flow environment
· Utilizes patent pending Sea Breathe laser technology which preserves real live sand with its own original bacteria