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Available in************************ in a 2,8 KG or 9 KG jar.



DVH Aquatics Oolites Real oolitic sand from The Bahamas is an unique type of biogenic calcium carbonate which naturally forms on the banks of The Bahamas. The grains are smooth and spherical. The word “oolite” literally means egg-shaped.

Due to its renewable nature, it is an environmentally responsible alternative for reef sand. It is the ideal substrate for marine, reef, and cichlid aquariums. It inhabits an unsurpassed buffering capacity and helps to maintain a natural pH of 8.2 without the constant addition of chemicals.

DVH Aquatics Oolites Real oolitic sand from The Bahamas provides huge housing space for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate reducing bacteria. 1 kg / 2,2 lb / 1,5L offers over 1 million sq. cm. of surface area. The grain size is ideal for reef, fish only aquaria and refugiums. Another benefit is its lack of nitrate, phosphates and silica, which helps to prevent diatom blooms in the aquarium. This in contrast to most (Asian) suppliers. WARNING ! (Big) companies are offering Bahamas Oolite, but in reality they sell plain sand. Oolites are always egg-shaped which can be seen by the naked eye.


How much do I need for my aquarium?


DVH Aquatic Oolites Real oolitic sand from The Bahamas comes in 9 and 2,8 KG / 19,84 and 6,17 lbs packed in 6 and 2 L PET jars. As we learned at school, 1L = 1dm3. The formula is LxDxH in decimeters.

Measure the length (L) and depth (D) of your tank in centimeters and divide it by 10 to get decimeters. Decide how thick (H) you want your sand bed to be. Example: My tank is 75x40 cm, that is 7,5x4 dm (75/10 = 7,5 and 40 / 10 = 4) and I want my sand bed to be 2cm / 0,2dm thick. That make LxD = 7,5 x 4 = 30 dm2. 30 dm2 x H = 30 x 0,2 = 6 dm3 = 6L

So in this example you need 1 jar of 6L to cover the entire floor of your aquarium with 2cm sand. For people who use inches and feet: 1 inch is roughly 2,5cm / 0,25dm and a feet is roughly 30cm / 3dm.



No rinsing needed.

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