CaribSea Aragonite Aragamax Select Substrate
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.
February 5, 2014
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...
December 5, 2012
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!
October 20, 2012
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.
September 7, 2012