CaribSea Super Naturals Moonlight Freshwater Sand, 20-lb bag

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MaterialStone

About This Item

  • Beautiful, natural uncoated river substrate that offers natural sand, packed with living, water-purifying bacteria, clarifier and a complete water conditioner.
  • Sand-size grains are great for bottom dwellers, plus it’s easy to create a natural habitat—just use tap water to begin.
  • Approximately 0.25-0.75 mm grain-size, it immediately starts the cycling process by eliminating new tank syndrome and discouraging bothersome algae.
  • Perfect way to detoxify metals, eliminate ammonia, neutralize chlorine and chloramines, for a safe environment.
  • Provides a protective slime coat for stressed fish, plus it reduces nitrates and nitrites, which can have a negative effect on fish, plants and the aquarium environment in general.


Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions


Will this sand raise the pH of my water?
Answer by ChewyNov 25, 2018
This sand will keep your pH at a neutral level. This freshwater sand is great for detoxifying metals, eliminating ammonia, neutralizing chlorine and chloramines, plus it provides a protective slime coat for stressed fish and reduces nitrates and nitrites.

Can I plant plants in this substrate? Will they grow well? I want white sand, but I want it to be able to grow plants well.
Answer by ChewyJul 19, 2019
This sand provides a protective slime coat for stressed fish, plus it reduces nitrates and nitrites, which can have a negative effect on fish, plants and the aquarium environment in general.

would this substrate be safe for my Red Eared Slider Turtle if it was accidentally ingested?
Answer by ChewyJun 28, 2018
The CaribSea Super Naturals Moonlight Freshwater Sand is safe to use with tropical freshwater fish only when used as directed.

Is this sand for freshwater aquarium or saltwater?
Answer by ChewyJan 10, 2021
This sand is intended for freshwater aquariums.


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12 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kikilulu on Nov 25, 2021

You gotta wash it!

A lot of people are complaining about how cloudy the water gets after dumping this in. Which makes sense because it says to prewash and you will get much better results. Each bag comes with clarifier, I took mine and set aside for after the washing. I was making a new tank so I had the luxury of no time constraints. So Friday the 2 bags arrived (as scheduled, thanks chewy) and I soaked one in a big paint bucket for about 24 hours. I’d fillip the bucket mix it up let it settle, dump what was on top, rinse and repeat. Probably did this 3-4 times, then added to tank. Did the same with the next bag and had everything in by Sunday night (I also work weekends so it’s not like an all day affair) you def could have done what I did in a much shorter time frame, but I think the soaking helped extract a lot of that micro dust. Once both bags were in, I filled the tank with water mixing up all the sand and it got cloudy/murky. I threw the two clarifier packs in went to bed and let the filter go to work. Woke up to a picturesque aquarium. The sand is great, it’s really fine so embedding plants, decorations, etc. is very easy and the white is a nice light color. Sure there’s some imperfections in it, but it looks really nice. Brightened up the tank, and sent my decorations into a whole new more natural direction.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By bigpapi on Mar 15, 2021

awesome product

I bought 5 bags for my 90 gallon aquarium and it is absolutely stunning. The color is a natural light nude color. I read some reviews from people saying it was too cloudy but they did not mention if they washed it or just added it to the tank. I washed the sand thoroughly before adding it to my tank which minimized the cloudiness. I was able to see through my tank within 15 minutes, not perfectly clear but that’s expected since it is being mixed and needs to settle.This was very easy to do and only took roughly 30 minutes from starting to clean to adding to my tank.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PamB on May 10, 2019

Great Sand

our package arrived on time and just as described. I never knew you could have sand for a freshwater aquarium and this is made for it. It helps keep your tank clean and free of nitrates/nitrites also. I would always recommend anything Chewy sells. Chewy always ships on time and has great products!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By katiebeanx3 on May 9, 2019

so pretty!!!

I can't believe i've been a fish hobbyist for over 10 years and am only now using sand... SO much more attractive, my goldfish are so happy! LOVE IT.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bunny on Mar 7, 2019

I loved it

I was scared to buy at first because of reviews but I just dumped the dry sand damped it a little in my tank then decorated a little, then filled it up by pouring the water on bowl, it was a little cloudy for about 2hrs but when it settled it looked wonderful and was ready for some plants and fish!


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Bella on Mar 29, 2019

It’s not white

On the picture it shows that it’s white. When I was washing it it stayed baige color not happy about and wished it said something about what color it’s going to be after getting it wet.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Sickgirl on Dec 28, 2018

Not really sure if I like product.

I called and talked with customer service. We decide this was what I needed for new tank. But sand was so cloudy even after rinsing it well. Some floated on top for weeks. Tanked cleared up once filter ran for a few days.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Buckboy on Jan 27, 2019

Love it!!!

I Used 1 and a 1/2 bags for 20 gallon tall so i could have a deeper sad bed it is a fine sand!! So it took 3 days to settle


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sundog on Dec 23, 2018

Awesome substrait for aquriums

This is awesome easy on the fish and eyes. We bought the black and white for my 75 gal aqurium and mixed them. Its has this really cool marbled effect to it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Grace on Jan 10, 2019

Natural Look!

I used this in my 10-gallon aquarium and it added such a nice, natural look to it. 10/10 would recommend.