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CaribSea Aragonite Aragamax Select Substrate

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CaribSea Aragonite Aragamax Select Substrate helps maintain high pH and restores essential trace elements like calcium and magnesium to your aquarium. This select is one that will make your underwater habitat a healthier place.

Features: Maintains high pH and supplies essential trace elements like calcium and magnesium
Includes: 1 Bag
Intended For: Marine, reef or African Cichlids aquariums
Material: Substrate
Color: tan
Size: 15 lb

Instructions: Use to 1 lb per gallon

CaribSea Aragonite Aragamax Select Substrate
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CaribSea Aragonite Aragamax Select Substrate is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! i got this to solve my amonia problem and besides the cloudiness, because thats just something that will happen, it was an amazing product!! i love it and i use it in my freshwater fish tank!
Date published: 2012-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I used this in my 39 gallon saltwater tank. I used it un-rinsed. True it will initially cloud the water and takes a while for the fine silt to settle, but he fine silt is where you get the area for colonies of nitrating bacteria to live. I have heard it will also buffer the ph. I have a canister filter that pumps 240 GPH and as long as I do not point the output head straight down at the sub-straight I do not have a problem with sub-straight blowing. I did have to take a new turkey and blow the fine silt off of my base rock and shells. But once the aragonite had settled I have had a crystal clear tank. Careful pouring of water during water changes will correct the problem of cloudiness after changes. This a great sub-straight for a saltwater FO,FOWLR, or reef Tank.
Date published: 2012-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stuff I put this in my 55 gallon tank, didn't wash it first (figured I was in no hurry to stock my tank and that I would just wait for the cloudy water to turn clear on it's own) HOWEVER...it didn't cloud the water at all really, I was SO impressed I took a picture of it right after I got my tank filled, so I figured I would let the picture speak for itself. My only not so great comment about it is that it isn't bright white, it's got a beige tint to it, but that may just be my fault, I may have grabbed the wrong bag...
Date published: 2012-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Look, lots of work to prep I saw other tanks that had this sand in it and I loved the look so I got it for my new 40 breeder. I highly recommend rinsing this over and over again until the ultra fine white film is gone. Otherwise this will leave your tank cloudy for a very long time like in previous reviews. I rinsed several times before putting in the tank. It says you can add it to a tank without rinsing, but I absolutely insist that you do not follow that direction. RINSE REPEAT.
Date published: 2012-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not to expensive I use this sand in my saltwater aquarium. Dosen't cloud up when used properly. It's very soft to the touch.
Date published: 2012-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from CaribSea Aragamax Sugar-Sized Sand 30 lb I have to agree with "cichlidsmart", I was able to clean 60 lbs. (40 lbs. after rinsing) and added to aquarium in a very complicated method without clouding. I have a dozen Malawi Cichlids in a 50 gal. tank. At first the brilliant white sand is beautiful and smooth my cichlids didn't waste any time rearranging the decor ... it's a Cichlid thing . 1. I had to use a very short pickup for an Aquaclear 110 set on lowest flow because it started sucking the sand in when disturbed by the fish. 2. I moved air stone half way between floor and surface because it would just help circulate the white sand into filter pickup, It would settle quickly, but not before it would literally clog my filter every 7 days. I tolerated this for 2 months. I wouldn't recommend "CaribSea Aragamax Sugar-Sized Sand" to an anyone unless it was maybe a snail tank with no water movement via critters, filter, or air stone. I have now switched to 45 lbs. of Aquarium Gravel Substrate from CaribSea Item: 2753225 easy to clean in comparison with no clouding issues .
Date published: 2012-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very cloudy, very fine I didn't buy this sand at first because it seemed pricey compared to alternatives like play sand or pool filter silica. I tried washed sand from a hardware store as it was cheapest. It cleaned up nicely after several thorough rinses,held up well in the tank and was not disturbed by the bubble bar,but I wanted a lighter colour. After trying my local pool supply store for silica sand, also a less expensive alternative, and finding it closed, I decided to treat myself to the good stuff. I washed this product at least as thoroughly as the hardware store sand but could not get it to run clear. As the directions state that rinsing is unnecessary, I finally put it in the tank any way hoping it would settle. Once I topped up the water,the tank became so cloudy I could not see, several hours later the water was still as cloudy, I changed the water three more times to get a semblance of transluscency. The sand eventually settled after several more water changes but it is never as clear as our gravel tank. Everytime I clean my tank, the opaque cloudiness returns and it usually takes three partial water changes over a week to clear it up, again never as clear as I would like. It is impossible to run an aerator and even the flow from the hob filter stirs the sand.The rocks in the tank are always covered in a light dusting of sand, like snow, as are any surface rims on the heater and filter uptake. Here is a photo of my tank two hours after a rock rearranging and water change. The sand has now been in my tank for three months. I would not recommend this product or use it again. I wonder if another Caribbean Sea product would be better but after this experiment, I will likely stick to the cheaper alternatives.
Date published: 2012-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT I don't recommend this product at all! I bought 4 bags (what a waste of money) I rinsed and rinsed and rinsed well you get the picture, it took me all day to rinse this sand and finally got it in the tank , I slowly added the water as I knew it would stir some of the sand, which it did, after two weeks of cloudy water I emptied my tank and took all the sand out, yes it was very pretty and all but how can you enjoy your fish if is cloudy all the time? Oh and by the way, I had Cichlids. DON'T WAIST YOUR MONEY! I wouldn't even give it one star but I had to.
Date published: 2014-02-06
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