Aquarium sand are found naturally in the beaches of the many islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. We only select the best areas for sourcing our supply. We further process the sand by drying and screening the sand carefully to provide uniform sizes. Here are some pictures:
USES: The sand can be used for many purposes, among them are:
mechanical filtration - the sand is an excellent substrate for undergravel filtration or for pressurized sand filters.
biological filtration - we can supply a special size for fluidized sand filters. The sand are effective growing media for beneficial bacteria because they are naturally porous, giving them a large surface area. Expert aquarists prefer the fluidized sand beds among the different types of biological filter designs/methods.
pH balancer - larger sizes can be put inside small towers or beds to adjust the pH of the water that passes through the media. The sand helps balance the pH in marine aquariums that tend to go down as water quality deteriorates.
aquarium decoration - the sand can be used in both fresh or marine water aquariums to simulate a river bed or beach floor. The fishes just love it!