Ocean Direct™ - This 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!
Dry Aragonite Substrates
Precision graded - Dry Aragonite SandRecognized worldwide for their purity and precision. Our substrates are purposely engineered and free of impurities such as ash, metals, pesticides, and silica; which allows you to create a safe and beautiful environment for your fish and invertebrates.
Live Aragonite Sand
You can now bring the world’s most exotic reefs into your home with CaribSea’s Arag-Alive!™ substrates. Eight environmentally accurate ecoscapes, developed from CaribSea’s cooperation with public aquariums and zoological parks where authenticity is a must, Arag-Alive!™ makes any aquarium uniquely yours. Arag-Alive!™ makes it easy to set up an aquarium. It’s ready to work, clears quickly, and contains millions of live bacteria to cycle super fast and create a natural biological balance. Arag-Alive!™ suppresses the dreaded “new tank syndrome”, compresses the ammonia cycle, and discourages nuisance algae. In fact, independent labs prove Arag-Alive!™ cycles days faster than other brands of live sand. That’s what makes Arag-Alive!™ the choice of new aquarists and maintenance companies where speed of set up, beauty, and reliability are demanded.
Calcium carbonate based substrates
Natural dramatic colors and textures combined with pH support characterize our Coraline™ and Seaflor™ products. These are coarser materials suitable for most undergravel filtration and fish systems or as an accent for finer sands anywhere where elevated pH values are desirable. Consider the Coraline™ products in brackish or Cichlid aquariums (Central American or African). Seaflor™ Puka Shell substrates are great additions to fine sands in reef tanks where animals make their homes by burrowing in the substrate. Jawfish, blennies and burrowing crustaceans will especially appreciate the extra “construction material.” Our substrates are purposely engineered and free of impurities such as ash, metals, pesticides, and silica; which allows you to create a safe and beautiful environment for your fish and invertebrates. Precision grading makes system design a breeze!