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Inventors of the only patented All natural live sand product in the world
100 percent natural live sand
Awarded 2 U.S. Patents

Nature’s Ocean Aquarium Sand:
• Every grain of sand in the ocean is covered with a biofilm. Nature’s Ocean® Bio-Activ Live™ Aragonite is naturally from the ocean. The bacteria on the sand are in a biofilm, therefore the bacteria are in their natural state,immediately removing toxic waste.

• Artificially adding bacteria (or cultured bacteria) does not make the same biofilm. It is not as efficient as the biofilm found on sand in the ocean which have been naturally selected through millions of years of evolution.

• All bacteria on Nature’s Ocean® Bio-Activ Live™ Aragonite are preserved in their natural live state using a patented process and a patented saltwater enrichment solution QX- 23™.

• Nature’s Ocean® Bio-Activ Live™ Aragonite is guaranteed to contain more than 10 million live bacteria per pound of sand in a natural biofilm, ready to instantly start the cycling process and stabilize your tank.

• Contains live marine autotrophic bacteria to provide proper inorganic chemical balance.

• Contains live chemolithotropic bacteria.

• Prevents biofouling.

• Immediately removes nitrogenous waste (Ammonia, Nitrite and helps remove Nitrate).

• Instant Cycling guaranteed.

Beneficial Characteristics of Aragonite
• Reduces harmful nitrate

• Maintains proper pH

• Provides enhanced buffering capacity

• Provides essential inorganic elements such as strontium, cobalt, zinc and molybdenum

• Approximately 0.5 – 1.7mm diameter grain size (Ideal for reef system tank bottoms) Essential Trace Elements Provided by Bio-Activ Live® Aragonite Zinc Sulphate, Calcium Chloride, Manganese Chloride, Cobalt Chloride, Copper Sulphate, Sodium Molybdate, Strontium Chloride, Nickel Chloride, Potassium Bromide, Sodium Silicate.
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Nature's Ocean Black Beach Live Sand

Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Black Beach Live Sand
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Nature's Ocean Black Beach Live Sand

 

 

Nature’s Ocean Black Beach Live Sand
Premium Live® Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquariums
• Collected in its natural environment and packaged in its natural state (U.S. Patent #’s:6,376,299 & 6,939,708)
• Just place in tank, add saltwater (for best results use NutriSeawater®) then add fish, no waiting required.
• Instant ammonia cycling
• Perfect for most applications (except Undergravel filters)
• Reduces algae growth
• Sand sifter safe
• Digger friendly
• Deep sand bed

Recommended Uses:
Use a minimum of 1lb Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Live Sand per gallon of saltwater. Set up an appropriate filtering system and allow it to circulate. During the first month introduce no more than 1″ of fish per 5 gallon saltwater.

Item #: 20741
UPC: 029904207414
Grain size: 0.5-1.5mm
Packaged: 4 – 10 lb (4.54 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs.

Item #: 10741
UPC: 029904107417
Grain size: 0.5-1.5mm
Packaged: 2-20 lb (9.07 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs

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Aquarium Live Sand

Nature's Ocean Natural White#1 Live Sand

Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Natural White#1 Live Sand
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Nature's Ocean Natural White Live Sand

 

 

Nature’s Ocean Natural White#1 Live Sand
Premium Live® Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquariums
• Collected in its natural environment and packaged in its natural state (U.S. Patent #’s:6,376,299 & 6,939,708)
• Just place in tank, add saltwater (for best results use NutriSeawater®) then add fish, no waiting required.
• Instant ammonia cycling
• Perfect for most applications (except Undergravel filters)
• Reduces algae growth
• Sand sifter safe
• Digger friendly
• Deep sand bed

Recommended Uses:
Use a minimum of 1lb Bio-Activ Live Argaonite Live Sand pergallon of saltwater. Set up an appropriate filtering system and allow it to circulate. During the first month introduce no more than 1″ of fish per 5 gallon saltwater.

Item #: 20701
UPC: 029904107018
Grain size: 0.5-1.7mm
Packaged: 4 – 10 lb (4.54 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs.

Item #: 10701
UPC: 029904107011
Grain size: 0.5-1.7mm
Packaged: 2-20 lb (9.07 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs.

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Aquarium Live Sand

Nature's Ocean Natural White #0 Live Sand

Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Natural White #0 Live Sand
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Nature’s Ocean Natural White#0 Live Sand
Premium Live® Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquariums
• Collected in its natural environment and packaged in its natural state (U.S. Patent #’s:6,376,299 & 6,939,708)
• Just place in tank, add saltwater (for best results use NutriSeawater®) then add fish, no waiting required.
• Instant ammonia cycling
• Perfect for most applications (except Undergravel filters)
• Reduces algae growth
• Sand sifter safe
• Digger friendly
• Deep sand bed

Recommended Uses:
Use a minimum of 1lb Bio-Activ Live Argaonite Live Sand per gallon of saltwater. Set up an appropriate filtering system and allow it to circulate. During the first month introduce no more than 1″ of fish per 5 gallon saltwater.

Item #: 20731
UPC: 029904207315
Grain size: 0.1-0.5mm
Packaged: 4 – 10 lb (4.54 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs.

Item #: 10731
UPC: 029904107318
Grain size: 0.1-0.5mm
Packaged: 2-20 lb (9.07 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs.

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Aquarium Pink Live Sand

Nature's Ocean Samoa Pink Live Sand

Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Samoa Pink Live Sand
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Nature’s Ocean Samoa Pink Live Sand
Premium Live® Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquariums
• Collected in its natural environment and packaged in its natural state (U.S. Patent #’s:6,376,299 & 6,939,708)
• Just place in tank, add saltwater (for best results use NutriSeawater®) then add fish, no waiting required.
• Instant ammonia cycling
• Perfect for most applications (except Undergravel filters)
• Reduces algae growth
• Sand sifter safe
• Digger friendly
• Deep sand bed

Recommended Uses:
Use a minimum of 1lb Bio-Activ Live Argaonite Live Sand per gallon of saltwater. Set up an appropriate filtering system and allow it to circulate. During the first month introduce no more than 1″ of fish per 5 gallon saltwater.

Item #: 20801
UPC: 029904208015
Grain size: 0.5-1.7mm
Packaged: 4 – 10 lb (4.54 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs.

Item #: 10801
UPC: 029904108018
Grain size: 0.5-1.7mm
Packaged: 2-20 lb (9.07 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs.

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Aquarium Live Sand

Nature's Ocean Australian Gold Live Sand

Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Australian Gold Live Sand
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Nature’s Ocean Australian Gold Live Sand
Premium Live® Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquariums
• Collected in its natural environment and packaged in its natural state (U.S. Patent #’s:6,376,299 & 6,939,708)
• Just place in tank, add saltwater (for best results use NutriSeawater®) then add fish, no waiting required.
• Instant ammonia cycling
• Perfect for most applications (except Undergravel filters)
• Reduces algae growth
• Sand sifter safe
• Digger friendly
• Deep sand bed

Recommended Uses:
Use a minimum of 1lb Bio-Activ Live Argaonite Live Sand per gallon of saltwater. Set up an appropriate filtering system and allow it to circulate. During the first month introduce no more than 1″ of fish per 5 gallon saltwater.

Item #: 20781
UPC: 029904207810
Grain size: 0.5-1.7mm
Packaged: 4 – 10 lb (4.54 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs.

Item #: 10781
UPC: 029904107813
Grain size: 0.5-1.7mm
Packaged: 2-20 lb (9.07 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 40 lbs/18.14 kg Per cs.

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Aquarium Live Sand

Nature's Ocean Live Reef Substrate

Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Live Reef Substrate
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Nature’s Ocean Live Reef Substrate
Premium Live® Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquariums
• Collected in its natural environment and packaged in its natural state (U.S. Patent #’s:6,376,299 & 6,939,708)
• Just place in tank, add saltwater (for best results use NutriSeawater®) then add fish, no waiting required.
• Instant ammonia cycling
• Perfect for undergravel filter
• Contains natural live marine bacterial biofilm
• Superior to cultured live sand products

Recommended Uses:
Use a minimum of 1lb Bio-Activ Live Argaonite Live Sand per gallon of saltwater. Set up an appropriate filtering system and allow it to circulate. During the first month introduce no more than 1″ of fish per 5 gallon saltwater.

Item #: 20721
UPC: 029904207216
Grain size: 1.0-2.5mm
Packaged: 4 – 8 lb (3.63 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 32 lbs/14.51 kg Per cs.

Item #: 10721
UPC: 029904107219
Grain size: 1.0-2.5mm
Packaged: 2-16 lb (7.26 kg) Bgs/cs.
Net Weight: 32 lbs/14.51 kg Per cs.

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UNITED STATES PATENT AWARDED TO NATURE’S OCEAN®BIO-ACTIV LIVE® ARAGONITE REEF SAND FOR AN INSTANT CYCLING® LIVE AQUARIUM SAND PRODUCT

United Sates Patent No. 6,376,229 issued on April 23, 2002 for a new method of preserving marine bacteria. Using the patented method Nature’s Ocean® harvests and packages live sand with an optimal amount of water and air in retail packaging specifically dimensioned and configured for maintaining ammonia oxidizing bacteria in a state wherein the bacteria are capable of metabolic and physiologic activity in excess of twelve months at room temperature. When introduced into an aquarium Nature’s Ocean® Bio-Activ Live® Aragonite Reef Sand instantly begins the cycling process which provides an optimal environment for marine life.

Rapid Cycling of Organic Compounds in the Newly Established Aquarium:
In the beginning of a newly established aquarium, waste products can quickly build up to toxic levels. Introducing fish, plants, and food to your aquarium begins a natural process called “Biochemical Cycling” which is exemplified by the nitrogen cycle.
The process begins when fish and invertebrates excrete waste which is added to the ammonia produced by decaying food and organic compounds. The more sources of fish waste, the quicker and greater the ammonia problem. Harmful ammonia and nitrite are constantly converted into less harmful nitrates, which in turn is used by plants and algae for food. An aquarium is full of both autotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria that want nothing more than to attach, grow, and form BIOFILMS where the bacteria convert toxic nitrogenous compounds and ammonia into harmless products.

Nature provides many types of bacteria that in the presence of oxygen carry out the oxidation of ammonia to nitrites and eventually to nitrates in a process known as nitrification. First, bacteria settle on aragonite (reef sand) where they grow into colonies and eventually form a BIOFILM. Marine nitrifying bacteria in the biofilm oxidize ammonia to nitrite. Then other bacterial species further oxidize nitrite to nitrate. Nitrate not utilized by plants is removed by other bacteria in the absence of oxygen (the anaerobic environment found in the lower levels of the sediment) in a process called denitrification. These bacteria are not harmful and are quite abundant in nature. However, three conditions are required for this process to occur:

1. A surface upon which bacteria can attach, grow, and form BIOFILM.
2. Ammonia as the substrate to start the process.
3. An aerobic environment.

“Cycling” your Fish Tank”
When you start a new aquarium with dry sand or gravel, colonies or beneficial bacteria have not yet had the chance to attach to a surface and grow. For a period of several weeks this presents a very hazardous environment for your fish. One has to gradually build up the source of ammonia (i.e., start with only one or two small fish) to allow time for the beneficial bacteria to grow and form a BIOFILM.

Now with Nature’s Ocean Bio-Activ ™ Live Aragonite Reef Sand, there is no waiting period or delay while waiting for bacteria to establish themselves. Both autotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria required for rapid cycling of the aquarium are already in their natural state – a BIOFILM on the sand particles. Nature’s Ocean Bio-Activ ™ Live Aragonite Reef Sand is fortified with a patented enrichment solution, QX-23™, which keeps the bacteria alive, primed and ready to cycle harmful metabolic end products the moment it is added to your aquarium. Each pound of Nature’s Ocean Bio-Activ ™ Live Aragonite Reef Sand contains more than 10 million live bacteria per pound in naturally-formed biofilms ready to biochemically cycle your aquarium and rapidly provide a healthy environment.

For Best Results Use as Follows:
Use a minimum of 1 pound of Bio-Activ Live® Aragonite per gallon of saltwater.

Setup filtering system and allow it to circulate

During the first month, introduce no more than 1 inch of fish per 5 gallon of saltwater.

Patented Aquarium Sand Product

Benefits of Nature’s Ocean’s PATENTED Bio-Activ Live® Aragonite Aquarium Sand:

√ Contains natural live marine bacterial biofilm (not a synthetic biofilm as used by others)

√Provides instant biochemical cycling of an aquarium upon introduction

√ Natural undisturbed grain sizes as found in the ocean which provides an optimal environment for marine bacteria (separated grades are artificially processed and cannot generate a healthy marine environment for many weeks)

√ Patented QX-23® saltwater enrichment solution for maintaining metabolic and physiologic activity of ammonia oxidizing marine bacteria in retail packaging

√ Superior to cultured live sand products

 

ONLY NATURE’S OCEAN® OFFERS LIVE ARAGONITE PACKAGED ACCORDING TO THE PATENTED METHOD. NO WAITING… JUST ADD FISH! ®

United States Patent No. 6,939,708 issued on September 6, 2005, titled METHOD OF RAPID BIO-CYCLING OF AN AQUARIUM, discloses and claims a method for rapid cycling a marine aquarium using sand harvested from a submerged marine environment and packaged with specific ratios of water and air in an environment and packaged with specific ratios of water and air in the environment wherein the marine microorganisms remain biologically and physiologically viable for extended periods of time.

Preserving natural marine bacteria biofilm and subsequently introducing the marine bacteria into an aquarium in accordance with the teachings of ‘708 Patent provides aquarium owners with the ability to substantially reduce aquarium set-up time rapid biochemical cycling.

Frequently Asked Questions

1-Question. What is Nature’s Ocean Live Aquarium Sand?

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.

2-Question. What is the difference between Reef Sand and Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand?

Answer: Reef Sand is live sand when it is on the bottom of the ocean floor, it is here where the reef sand is alive. When the Reef Sand has been out of the seawater for a period of time and exposed to the airborne elements it is considered to be dead sand. (lacking nitrifying bacteria)

3-Question. How is it used?
Answer: Nature’s Ocean® Bio-Activ Live™ Aragonite Live Sand is preferred by saltwater aquarists as a natural biological filtration source, but can be used for many other purposes such as adding it to a tank as a shallow or deep sand bed to using it in combination with live rocks and aquarium plants. Use a minimum of 1lb Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Live Sand per gallon of saltwater. Set up an appropriate filtering system and allow it to circulate. During the first month introduce no more than 1” of fish per 5 gallon saltwater.
4-Question. What are the benefits of using Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand?

Answer: Some advantages of including Live Sand in the reef aquarium are:
· Instantly starts the cycling process to help stabilize your aquarium to more quickly add livestock.
· Maintains proper ph levels
· Reduces harmful nitrate
· It also provides refuge for those fish that bury in the substrate and invertebrates that hide and reproduce in the sand.
· The light color of the sand reflects light off the aquarium bottom and makes the tank look brighter.

5-Question. What are the essential elements of Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand?
Answer: The essential elements are as follows: Zinc Sulphate, Calcium Chloride, Manganese Chloride, Cobalt Chloride, Copper Sulphate, Sodium Molybdate, Strontium Chloride, Nickel Chloride, Potassium Bromide.
6-Question. Where does Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand come from?

Answer: Live sand comes from the bottom of the ocean floor. It varies in its composition depending on where it was collected, but it usually consists of coral sand that is pulverized and eroded pieces of coral. Some of the sand around coral reefs is the result of the feeding activity of parrot fish. These fish scrape the coral surfaces with their hard beaks to get at algae and then crush the calcareous material into fine particles. The parrot fish excrete this indigestible debris in big clouds and the resulting material ends up on the sea floor. Live Sand is harvested responsibly and is not dangerous to the long term health of any reef worldwide.

7-Question.What does it look like?

Answer: View livesand.com to see pictures of our various Live Sand products.

8-Question. Who uses Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand?

Answer: 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.

9-Question. What colors does it come in?

We carry a wide range of substrate color selections such as Samoa Pink to Australian Gold. choose-a-color

10-Question. Where can it be purchased?

Answer: We can supply any amount of quantity needed for your project. find-a-distributor

11-Question. How Much Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand Should You Use?

Answer: It is normally used at a rate of 10lbs per square foot of the tank floor’s bottom area which yields about a 1″ deep covering. Depending on your needs or preferences the depth may vary from 1/8″ to 3″s of covering.

12-Question. How do you know if you are getting Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand or dead sand?

Answer: A quality Live Sand product will always have an expiration date to ensure that you are getting only the best and freshest product. Always insure that you are getting good quality Live Sand by purchasing it from a reputable supplier. find-a-distributor

13-Question. How do I maintain the Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand?

Answer: When using a Live Sand substrate bottom, you should include several creatures that will turn-over, or move the sand around. Some recommendations include: Brittle Starfish, Serpent Starfish, Sea Cucumbers and other detritivores; the more different types of detritivores the better, since each creature moves the sand around differently.

14-Question. How long will the Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand last?

Answer: As long as the Live Sand stays wet with our special formulated Nutri-Seawater liquid, Nutri-Seawater will keep the organisms in the sand alive. Our Live Sand has a shelf life of 12 months.

15-What should you do with the liquid in the Natures' Ocean Live Sand package?

Answer: When Nature’s Ocean Live Sand product is used we recommend that you also pour the Nutri-Seawater liquid that is in the package into your aquarium tank, this liquid is used to help preserve the Live Sand in storage and will help with the instant cycling of your fish tank.

16-What are some other recommended products for my saltwater fish tank?

Answer: Nutri-SeaWater® can be added to existing Synthetic Saltwater Aquariums to provide the missing natural Live heterotrophic marine bacteria, natural trace elements and natural critical nutrients needed “For a Healthier Aquarium”®. Visit nutriseawater.com for more information.

17-Does Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand cause algae problems?

Answer: Nature’s Ocean Live Sand does not cause any nuisance algae since the product is sealed upon harvesting and properly preserved till it is used in your aquarium.

18-Will Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand cloud my aquarium?

Answer: A short term cloudiness can occur after you first fill up your aquarium. This will rapidly clear up after the suspended sand settles to the bottom after 4 – 6 hours.

19-Do I still need to do water changes if I use Nature's Ocean Live Aquarium Sand?

Answer: Nothing can replace the good practice of small monthly water changes (10% – 20%) for your aquarium.  An easy way to do small water changes is using Nutri-SeaWater®

20-Can I clean my aquarium with a magnet if there is black beach sand in the tank?

Answer: Yes, when cleaning your aquarium with a magnet scrapper it is important to be careful not to get your magnet to close to your black beach sand. If you pick up some of its magnetite particles just simply remove them with your fingers or a cloth. It is important to ensure that all the particles are removed to prevent any accidental scratching of the aquarium walls. You can use a non-magnetic scraper to remove any algae that is close to the black beach sand substrate.

21- Why does particles of black beach sand get attracted to the magnet in the scrapper?

Answer: Black Beach Sand is a 100% all natural product that is composed of minerals that erode and collect near beaches. One of black sands (mineral sands) major mineral components is called magnetite. Magnetite is a non-water soluble mineral that is attracted to magnet scrappers. This mineral is totally inert in an aquarium environment and has a dark coloration giving black beach sand its natural appearance.

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