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NEW-MarinePure Substrate Sand

Hey all,

I'm proud to announce that Southern Oak Aquatics has been chosen to test market MarinePure's newest product!



7,300 square feet per pound!


Harness the vast surface area of MarinePure to turn your substrate into a bio filtering machine.


2lb bag (roughly 1 liter): $14 + $6 for priority shipping

5lb bag (roughly 2.5 liters): $30 + $12 for priority shipping


A 2lb bag is recommended for up to 100 gallons.

Need a lot? PM me for prices on larger quantities.


Approximately 16,000 square feet of surface are per liter! That's more than twice what Seachem Matrix provides.*

Chemically inert.

Designed to be used beneath your normal substrate to increase your passive biofiltration.

While there's nothing stopping you from using Substrate Sand as your only substrate, it could blow around under a direct current.





Looks and feels a lot like fine beach sand. It is a bit dusty (don't rinse it) which is another reason we recommend having another substrate on top of it.

*Seachem Matrix is 7534.7 square feet per liter in it's "balled" form according to their site.
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This looks like the best substrate...um...ever. :-)

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This would be perfect for someone setting up a shrimp tank.
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This looks like the best substrate...um...ever. :-)


It might be!
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This would be perfect for someone setting up a shrimp tank.
That's the idea. It's an easy, unobtrusive way to really jack up your bacterial count. Put a pound or two of this stuff underneath your regular substrate when you're setting your tank up and no one will ever even see it. It's like invisible live rock for a shrimp tank.
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or if you have a sump system, just add it to a couple tupperware containers in your sump. similar principle as miracle mud for SW sumps.
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If using under AS, how thick of a layer is recommended?
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If using under AS, how thick of a layer is recommended?

I'd recommend between a quarter and half an inch. Not more than an inch.
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Thanks for the reply. Would you layer this in with inert matrix or in lieu of?

Also, how do we order?

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Thanks for the reply. Would you layer this in with inert matrix or in lieu of?

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In lieu of the matrix. This accomplishes the same goal more efficiently.

And you can order through here via paypal.
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Wanna send my an invoice for 2#?

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I'd be happy to. I need your email address, though. PM it to me
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Could it use with UGF?
If you're using one of the store bought UGFs where all of the substrate sits on top of it, then no.

If you're using a DIY PVC variety, you could if your intake holes stay above the sand.
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Without UGF, how this product makes the substrate become a biological filter?

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