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CaribSea Aragonite Aquarium Sand

Ideal substrate for marine, reef or african cichlid aquariumsHas unsurpassed buffering capabilityPure aragonite helps maintain a healthy pH balance of 8.2 without chemicalsProvides up to 100,000 sq. inches of surface area per poundContains calcium, carbonate, strontium, magnesium and other trace elementsReduces fish stress by creating a natural reef habitatMade in the USA
Average Customer Rating:
2.75 / 5
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1 out of 4(25%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for CaribSea Aragonite Aquarium Sand
Review 1 for CaribSea Aragonite Aquarium Sand
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

MUCHO DUST!

PostedJuly 7, 2014
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from California
In comparison to the same product from a different source in 20 lb bags, this item is inferior. Not only in appearance, but it is not muti- colored as my other Argonite. It is single colored fine sand and sand dust. Even After more than half dozen prewashes, it continued to dump very fine dust particles in my new tank that I was setting up. It made my tank a dense cloudy mess. It for It took over a week of ruffing up the sand and my tank would be totally cloudy for hours as my canister filer did it's job.. I had to repeat this process 4x a day for over a week to get about 80% of the very fine particles. I had to clean my filters multiple times. This item took away the excitement of setting up a new tank, and added extra time and much extra work.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 2 for CaribSea Aragonite Aquarium Sand
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5 / 5
5 / 5

CaribSea Aragonite

PostedJune 24, 2014
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from OKC, OK
With my freshwater tanks, due to the amount of wood and other stuff my pH is always going down and I want to maintain it in the 7.0 and higher range. I've tried crushed coral, but didn't seem to last. CaribSea Aragonite is doing what it says. I've added a 1/2 cup per 20 gallon and my tanks and plants are happier and my fish are breeding with my pH around 7.2 - 7.4. - Don
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 3 for CaribSea Aragonite Aquarium Sand
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2 / 5
2 / 5

be prepared

PostedJune 2, 2014
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from frankfort, ky
Be prepared to rinse and rinse and rinse this sand and then rinse it some more. I think I spent about 45 minutes rinsing each bag of this sand before it was suitable to put in the aquarium. Absolutely DO NOT put it in your tank un-rinsed and expect your filter to clean the water. It's incredibly dirty sand. Once it's cleaned though, it seems to work well and is pretty.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 4 for CaribSea Aragonite Aquarium Sand
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Product is not clean

PostedFebruary 15, 2014
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from texas
I used caribsea oolitic substrate and was very satisfied with it. However the aragonite substrate is DIRTY containing organic matter. which I had to remove from my tank.
I recommend the Oolitic substrate instead of the aragonite. The grain size is also smaller and less jagged.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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