Sand is an important part of any aquarium. Although it adds beauty to an aquarium, sand is not used simply for cosmetic purposes. It is used in an aquarium to make it as natural a habitat as possible. It also helps in eliminating unwanted materials from the water. Aside from that, it makes the aquatic environment more friendly to sand-sifters such as gobies.
A good brand of sand is the CaribSea Aragamax Sugar-sized Sand from Pet Store
. This very fine sand is made up of tiny grains similar to sugar grains. Using this sand, you can put a thick and smooth covering over shallow and static aquarium beds. Because of the natural filtration this kind of sand provides, these tiny grains help a lot in reducing the presence of nitrates, which can be harmful to fish and corals if not eliminated right away.
The CaribSea Aragamax Sugar-sized Sand does not contain harmful materials such as ash, metals and silica. It is completely safe and pure to be used with any kind of fish
. In fact, the grains can pass through the gills of sand-sifting creatures easily and gently. They are also gentle on animals such as rays and sharks which have soft bellies. This prevents unwanted irritation.
Aragamax Sugar-Sized Sand: 0.2 - 1.2mm diameter grain size. Also known as "oolitic sand," this grade is ideal for shallower bedsallowing dentrification in little 1"depth. The fine can pass easily through gills of gobys and other sand-sifting organisms. smooth round grains are gentle to soft bellied sharks rays. White color metal freeno ash or silica.
CaribSea Aragonite buffers to the highest pH and delivers more calcium, carbonate, and trace elements than any other substrate. Little or no rinsing required, aragonite keeps aquariums healthier, longer.