It is basically a brand of subrate that have the good bacteria already in it. Not sure if anybody on here had seen it or mentioned it yet but thought it may not be a bad way to start an aquarium and there are other varieties of it, in the form of river gravel and it all looks to be of a very small size and not jagged or anything. So yeah, let me know what you think, till then I am off on another search for the tank I hope to get, research on plants that are actually able to live under water and the search for a crab that can live in fresh water, mostly cause they are cute little buggers Although not sure if that will be successful, as far as I can tell so far they like brackish water or salt water...
Last edited by Tzankuhok; 07-24-2010 at 11:54 PM.
Reason: forgot to add this
Yes this is what most people use on salt water tanks. They have made a fresh water type now my friend bought this black rock/sand and it was already rinsed ready to add and it has the good bacteria.
I just use the API aquarium bacteria supplement. It's the good bacteria you add to start a tank or when adding fish or abated changes. It was cheaper for me to buy the sand and bacteria supplement, and I can use the bacteria supplement on all my other tanks.
I saw these last time I went to Petco.
Doesn't the bacteria die if not aerated? Wouldn't it be killed after being in the bag for months until you put it in your aquarium?
I dunno, seems rather weird to me.
Whether they harbor good bacteria or not, I am not positive, but I know that the CaribSea Eco-complete gravel in my tank is soft enough for my the whiskers of my cory catfish.
They probably didn't lie about the bacteria, because I cycled my tank without ammonia or raw shrimp. I just dumped in the gravel, added a bottle of TLC for Freshwater Aquarium, and it was cycled in less than 2 months. Great stuff, I recommend it. It's a bit expensive though :]