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CaribSea Instant Aquarium Freshwater Substrates
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CaribSea Instant Aquarium Freshwater Substrates
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Overview

* Beautiful and functional substrate for freshwater aquariums
* Sand and gravel packed with water containing beneficial bacteria
* "Live" substrate conditions and cycles newly setup aquariums

Condition and cycle new setups with beautiful Instant Aquarium substrate. Setting up and decorating a successful freshwater aquarium is now easier than before. These unique substrates jumpstart the cycling process with live water-purifying bacteria contained in each water-packed bag. Instant Aquarium substrates are pH neutral and will not increase aquarium carbonate hardness. Unique grain size resists collection of detritus, fish waste or food within the substrate bed. Available in a variety of natural gravels and sands to enhance the look and function of freshwater aquariums. Ideal for use with most freshwater aquarium setups. Detoxifies metals, eliminates ammonia, neutralizes chlorine and chloramine and provides a protective slime coat for stressed fish. Also reduces nitrite and nitrate. Contains no artificial dyes or paints.

Use one to two pounds per gallon. 20 lbs substrate treats up to 20 gallons.

Important: Keep enclosed water conditioning packets out of reach of children.
Important: Saltwater or African Cichlid Aquariums: Instant Aquarium is also safe for use in saltwater aquariums. Keep in mind that Instant Aquarium is a pH neutral product and proper pH for marine aquariums must be maintained by a marine buffer.

Instructions:
General Use:

  1. Put Instant Aquarium in the aquarium at the rate of around a pound per gallon.
  2. Add water to the aquarium making sure to place something on top of the substrate so as to not disturb the substrate.
  3. Turn on heaters and filtration.
  4. After the tank is stable (usually within 24 hours or less) add a few fish and begin feeding normally.
  5. Begin stocking with additional fish after a week or so.

Specifications
Moonlight Sand/Marine Sand
Average Small Grain Size: 0.1 mm
Average Large Grain Size: 0.3 mm
Suitable for Planted Aquariums: No

Peace River
Average Small Grain Size: 1.0 mm
Average Large Grain Size: 2.0 mm
Suitable for Planted Aquariums: Yes

Rio Grande
Average Small Grain Size: 3.0 mm
Average Large Grain Size: 5.0 mm
Suitable for Planted Aquariums: Yes

Sunset Gold
Average Small Grain Size: 0.1 mm
Average Large Grain Size: 0.4 mm
Suitable for Planted Aquariums: Yes

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