Reef Base Live is a new pre-packaged live sand product from Red Sea which is loaded with beneficial aquarium bacteria. Red Sea’s Reef Base Live is collected in the Bahamas and undergoes a thorough washing and screening process to create an exceptionally clean marine aquarium substrate.
The gravel in Reef Base Live is then innoculated with ‘laboratory-engineered’ bacteria which are ‘gelled’ onto the granules of Reef Base Live before packaging. Reef Base Live is made seawater-buffering calcium carbonate and is ready to use for shortening cycling times in reef tanks without prior washing.
Reef Base Live is available in two styles, an Ocean White which is white sediments with a grain size between 0.25 and 1mm in diameter and a Reef Pink which is a little coarser at 0.5 to 1mm in diameter. Pricing for the Live version of Red Sea Reef Base hasn’t yet been released but we imagine the 11 pound bags won’t cost that much more than their dry counterparts. [Red Sea]