Caribsea Ocean Direct Live Sand 2.25kg
This Caribsea Ocean Direct Live Sand 2.25kg substrate is different than all other live sand products on the market. Ocean Direct utilizes 'Sea Breathe' technology, which preserves real live sand with its own original bacteria. Every breathable bag of Ocean Direct is alive with up to 1000 times more beneficial bacteria than other preservation methods. Every grain of Ocean Direct 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 and beneficial bacteria with no noxious buildup of metabolic by‑products. Ocean Direct™ provides you with a thriving, natural aquarium in minutes!
Directions for use
Place in the bottom of the empty aquarium and reserve the packet of clarifier for later use. Fill aquarium with saltwater. To avoid excessive cloudiness, place empty bag on top of the substrate to minimize churning of the bed. Turn on all aquarium system filtration and circulation. Live rocks or aquarium décor may now be added. Dilute the included packet of clarifier concentrate into a larger volume of water using a clean (not soapy!) jar or other container. Pour into the system slowly in an area of high water flow for maximum dispersion. Clarifier will reposition free-floating bacteria to bio-filtration surfaces and rapidly clear any remaining cloudiness. When water is clear, most invertebrates may be placed in the aquarium. However, gradually introduce fish within the first three weeks, and do not exceed one inch of fish per 5 gallons of water during this time.Surface area (measured by BET N2 method) = .728m2/g = 3,569 ft 2/lb.
Biogenic and clastic grain composition
Comprised of aragonite coated grains, Ooids, Halimeda incrassata, Halimeda favulosa, Goniolithon ssp., Lithothamnium ssp., Cerithidae ssp. (gastropod mollusk). Benthic Foraminifera ssp., Homotrema rubrum, Pelecypoda (bivalve mollusk), Echinoderm fragments.
Aragonite Elemental Assay
- Calcium (Ca) 381,000 ppm
- Carbonate (C03) 590,000 ppm
- Strontium (Sr) 7,390 ppm
- Magnesium (Mg) 1,050 ppm
- Molybdenum (Mo) 56 ppm
- Potassium (K) 56 ppm