Live Sand for Saltwater Aquariums - Bulk Reef Supply

remove toxic wastes from saltwater aquarium tanks. Live sand helps speed the natural nitrogen
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If you are just starting out your saltwater aquarium and you are on a budget, I don’t recommend that you fill your tank with live sand. That would be expensive. Instead, you can achieve similar results (just a little bit slower) by adding a relatively small amount of live sand to a bulk of regular sand in your tank.
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Every saltwater aquarium needs a good substrate base. From "live sand" to crushed coral, there is a substrate for every purpose. Each has its own properties and can be used for different purposes. When planning your reef tank, make sure that the grain size is the right grain size if you are going to include or invertebrates (such as the ) which can not process the larger grained sand or crushed coral substrates. Live eunicea Gorgonian for saltwater aquarium tank live rock live sand pods
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Answer: Nature’s Ocean® Bio-Activ Live™ Aragonite Live Aquarium Sand is naturally derived from the ocean. Its Live Sand formula has a reputation for eliminating the final traces of nitrates. It is used to remove toxic wastes from saltwater aquarium tanks. Live sand helps speed the natural nitrogen cycle of aquariums thereby allowing faster introduction of livestock.Biological filtration, in a saltwater aquarium, is performed by bacteria that grow on the live rock and on the live sand in your aquarium. Aquarium sand is a substrate with a lot of surface area and creates a perfect home for those biologically beneficial bacteria to grow on. But that doesn’t mean that you have to have a sand bed to have a good biological filter. Plenty of aquarists are successful keeping reef tanks with absolutely no sand bed at all. These tanks are often referred to as bare bottom tanks. But plenty of life will inhabit your sand bed if given the chance.Every marine aquarist who wishes to set up a natural biological filter will use Nature’s Ocean® Bio-Activ Live™ Aragonite Live Aquarium Sand and Reef Substrates. It is also used by saltwater fish farms, saltwater shrimp farms and saltwater lobster farms.In the ocean, the sand bed is home to an amazing diversity of living things. In a mature saltwater aquarium, lots of things live on, around and in the sand bed, too. Microscopic bacteria and tiny invertebrates call the sand home and have an important role in keeping your aquarium system balanced.A new saltwater aquarium is a somewhat sterile, harsh environment for those first few animals to colonize. As a result, some of those first fish and invertebrates we add to our tanks don’t survive. It can be challenging to nail down exactly what this new tank syndrome is, but the bottom line is that it can take a little time to build the base for success in a new saltwater aquarium–and one important part of the equation is establishing colonies of the beneficial bacteria and invertebrates in our tanks. Live sand can be a major factor in that equation.Conceptually speaking, live sand is any sand that is colonized by bacteria and invertebrates that adds to the biodiversity of a saltwater aquarium. If we compare the saltwater aquarium to the human body, the sand is like an organ (eg. kidneys) removes pollutants from the water and replaces them with less toxic chemicals the body (your tank) can better manage.