Pure Water Pebbles Bio-Activ Live African Cichlid Aquarium Substrate, Rift Lake, 20-lb bagBy Pure Water Pebbles
About This Item
- 100% natural substrate is collected using a unique process that preserves all bacteria in their natural live state.
- Live heterrotophic, autotrophic and chemolithotrophic bacteria provide proper inorganic balance.
- Instant cycling eliminates nitrogenous waste including ammonia and nitrite and restores natural organic balance to provide a safe environment.
- Also helps reduce harmful nitrate, maintain proper pH and enhance buffering capacity, along with providing essential inorganic elements.
- White or black granules measure 1.2-1.7 mm, and rift lake granules measure 6-8 mm; also includes trace elements and critical nutrients needed to maintain ideal tank water quality.
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Would buy again
Really love this in my saltwater tank, nice mix and you can’t see it in the picture but there are a lot of different whole tiny sea shells, not just broken up ones.
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They went in to a 125 gallon tank. Looks Great, water cleared up quickly.
Great for African Cichlids
This gravel is great but it is mostly black so it's rather dark in the tank. I prefer a combination of it and the Pure Water Pebbles Malawi Mix. It creates a more pleasing appearance. My fish seem happy and they don't dig as much as before.
I love it! My tank water is so clear and they rocks are so natural looking
Happy with purchase
Substrate is a big decision for the detail oriented hobbyist and I am very happy with this. The color is nice and the variation of material is interesting. I added a couple hand fulls of bigger shells from my old aquarium and they matched great. Not 100% sure on the effect of the ph because i do have some bleached coral in it as well thats supposed to raise ph but it seems to help. My ph is good for cichlids either way. Was real happy with my decision but i do think its a bit expensive. Would buy again but I'd be happier if it was about 25% cheaper.
It is a great product but it ships terribly. It leaked throughout the box and ruined several items. Why would these bags be shipped and handled in a fashion that allows them to get broken?
Best Substrate I have ever used
If you want your PH, and basically all your chemical levels to have a good start then this stuff is the best there is. I dumped 3 bags straight out of the bag in the tank after treating the water and not even 24 hours later it is crystal clear. There are beautiful shells and little red rocks in the substrate. I researched long and hard and settled on this substrate. Amazing product. Highly highly recommended.
cichlids loved this
My new fishies loved this! When I put it in their tank they were picking at all the shells and were busy for a long time at the bottom! They seemed so happy! They also don't carry this at my local pet store so I was happy Chewy had it!
Fake stone color
Do not buy if you want natural black stone. Black stones are coated with black color. Not natural black. A large number of large size stones are in substrate. I did first sifting with ¼ mesh screen. Tried to break the large ones up with steel plate. They are not black stones but gray to white coated with black color. Turns into grey mess. Very disappointed opened two bags.
This substrate works just as it says able to add fish with 24hrs of setting tank up. I would recomend adding a small amount of fish as a time until tank is established.