Caribsea Oolite Ocean Direct Live Reef Sand

Caribsea Oolite Ocean Direct Live Reef Sand

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Caribsea's Ocean Direct Caribbean Live Sand is a great choice for aquarists who are wanting a reef tank set up in minutes. Oolite Ocean Direct Live Reef Sand uses "Sea Breathe" technology to preserve the live sand in its own original ocean bacteria.



  • Contains live ocean bacteria resulting in a fast cycle
  • Grain size: 0.25-1.5mm
  • High Surface Area for Bacteria


Available in various shades and sizes:

  • Original Grade - 0.25-6.5mm
  • Oolite - 0.25-1mm


How much sand do I need?

BRS suggests 1 pound of sand per 2 gallons of display tank volume on average.


Below is a table of common tank sizes and how many pounds of Oolite Sand is required to achieve a certain depth. Results may vary depending on the aquascaping in your tank, overflow styles, and the specific tank manufacturer. We always recommend getting a little extra sand to make sure you have enough on hand when you are filling your tank.