CaribSea Ocean Direct Caribbean Live Aquarium Sand
cloudy at first but very nice substrate
I'm setting up a reef tank and I'm planning to have a pair of pistol shrimp and goby. I heard they like digging
A lot and the live sand has a generous amount of live sand good for digger fish. Also it has a gel that unclouds the water.I even found a hermit crab shell which is good because I'm also planning on hermit crabs. I would recommend this live sand
January 20, 2014
I've seen videos of people who's tank turns so milky colored its unbelievable! I was expecting the same out come, but if you put the bag on top of the sand and pour the water on the bag, you will still have PERFECT water quality! I was truly amazed at how clear the tank was.
January 5, 2013
I originally bought 60lbs for my 55 tank.. BIG MISTAKE.. It left my tank extremely cloudy. When most of the sand did settle, all m,y live rocks and other rocks were completely white. I tried to pick up the rocks to tilt the sand off of it all, but it went cloudy again. And btw, it is NOT live sand because live sand comes with water mixed in with it. This is the WORST sand I have ever used. I was sooo excited to get it in, supposed to be free shipping, nope got charged for that too, was supposed to take 2-3 days to ship, nope 2-3 weeks.. I put the sand in 4 days ago and it is STILL cloudy even with 2 Emperor 400 filters running. DO NOT get this sand.
December 15, 2012
I wouldn't bother with this product. All sand will make your water milky when you add it so I don't have an issue with that, but the fact that they claim this bag of dry sand is "live" doesn't suit me. Sand is only live if it's wet, and even then the bacteria and organisms will start dying off right away (within 48 hours). Save your money and get dry sand, then use live rock which will seed it with good bacteria anyways.
December 16, 2010