20 Lb Bag - Top sand. No rinsing needed. I do not recommend using the included packet of clarifier.
Beware! Not all sand products are the same. What it's made up of (calcium based) & grain size is very important. The larger the grain, the deeper the sand bed needs to be to create enough anoxic (low to no oxygen) area for denitrification. I have found the below to be the absolute best & it's the only sand products I use ... & it's always in stock at AquaCorals.
AragAlive is a wet version of Seaflor sand (Grain size 1.0 - 2.0 mm) & has beneficial bacteria added (hence why it's wet) which will help jump start your cycle. Much easier to work with as it does NOT require rinsing! Just cut open the bag & dump it in! Used for the top of your deep sand bed, a minimum of 1 inch of this sand is needed. AragAlive sand keeps your fine base sand from blowing around with all the current in our tanks yet it's still small enough grains that Cucumbers & sand sifting fish can play in it just fine. My sand "recipe" below.
How Much Sand To Use:
Tanks with a floor dimension of:
48" x 18":
Bottom Sand = 5 Bags of 30 Lb Aragamax sugar fine
Top Sand = 1 40Lb Bags of Sea Flor + 1 15Lb Sea Flor OR 3 20Lb bags of Aragalive
48" x 24":
Bottom Sand = 6 Bags of 30 Lb Aragamax sugar fine
Top Sand = 2 40Lb Bags of Sea Flor OR 4 20Lb bags of Aragalive
72" x 18":
Bottom Sand = 7 Bags of 30 Lb Aragamax sugar fine
Top Sand = 2 40Lb Bags of Sea Flor OR 5 20Lb bags of Aragalive
72" x 24":
Bottom Sand = 8 Bags of 30 Lb Aragamax sugar fine
Top Sand = 3 40Lb Bags of Sea Flor OR 6 20Lb bags of Aragalive
Do NOT Rinse!