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THE MOST EXQUISITE SELECTION OF NATURAL MATERIALS

SANDS

We invite you to play by mixing our sands and gravels to create your own natural cosmetic soil mix.

Please, follow our recommendations to enjoy our sands: 

  • All our sands are pre-washed though we recommend rinsing sands with water before use to remove remaining dust and particles to avoid buoyancy of particles on the water fill up.

  • You can easily test if any sand is inert or if it will change slightly the pH and hardness. Simply place few drops of vinegar on the sand. If the vinegar (a base substance) fizzes or foams, it indicates that the sand contains some calcium.

  • Sands that contain calcium may alter the pH and kH. This can be especially pronounced if you have acidic water or CO2 addition. You can easily control it by regular water changes with osmotic or soft water. You can also use a water softener.

HEAVEN SAND

71060112 (2kg) - 71060115 (5kg)

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Bright white natural silica sand with a natural blend of pale colours and grain size mix. Heaven sand is a high contrast cosmetic sand that bright up the scape.​​ Heaven sand creates the impression of crystal-clear high mountain streams.

Available in 2kg & 5kg bags

* Natural silica sand

* Size mix from 0,1mm to 5mm

* Does not affect water hardness

 

TIGRIS SAND

71060212 (2kg) - 71060215 (5kg)

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Pale yellowish natural silica sand with a natural blend of earthy pale colours and grain size mix. Tigris sand is a very natural cosmetic sand that brings warmth to the scapes.

Available in 2kg & 5kg bags

* Natural silica sand

* Size mix from 0,1mm to 5mm

* Does not affect water hardness

 

EL DORADO SAND

71060612 (2kg) - 71060615 (5kg)

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Orangish natural silica sand with a natural blend of ochre colours and grain size mix. El Dorado sand is a very natural cosmetic sand that creates the impression of lower riverbeds and deltas.

Available in 2kg & 5kg bags

* Natural silica sand

* Size mix from 0,1mm to 5mm

* Does not affect water hardness

 

BUMBLEBEE SAND

71060312 (2kg) - 71060315 (5kg)

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Mustard natural silica sand that brings the impression of desert sands. Bumblebee sand is natural cosmetic sand with a very unique high-density colour that will make any scape memorable.  

Available in 2kg & 5kg bags

* Natural silica sand

* Size mix from 0,1mm to 1mm

* Does not affect water hardness

 

CIMARRON SAND

71060412 (2kg) - 71060415 (5kg)

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Earthy natural silica sand with a higher grain mix. Cimarron cosmetic sand creates a very natural impression of a riverbed. It is also the perfect sand to mix with our range of cosmetic sands to add extra texture and complexity. 

Available in 2kg & 5kg bags

* Natural silica sand

* Size mix from 0,1mm to 5mm

* Does not affect water hardness

 
 

CHOCO SAND

71060812 (2kg) - 71060815 (5kg)

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Unique chocolate colour river sand to create truly natural biotope riverbeds. Choco sand is a natural cosmetic sand with a very unique dense brownish colour that will create high contrast aquascapes and biotopes. 

Available in 2kg & 5kg bags

* Natural sand

* Size mix from 0,1mm to 2mm

* Does not affect water hardness

 

MIDNIGHT SAND

71060912 (2kg) - 71060915 (5kg)

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Unique dark river sand to create impactful natural sceneries. Midnight sand is a natural cosmetic sand with matte black dark tones that will create high contrast aquascapes and biotopes.  

Midnight sand match the color of aqua soils allowing to create a continuous riverbeds using nutrient rich aqua soil for the planted areas and Midnight cosmetic sand for the open spaces.

Midnight sand unique feature is that can be used on top of aqua soil as an aesthetic powder version that will buffer the nutrients and acids (humic and fluvic). The nutrients will be kept for longer in the aqua soils while users can avoid the first month protocol of continuous water changes needed for high nutrition aqua soils.

Available in 2kg & 5kg bags

* Natural sand

* Size mix from 0,1mm to 2mm

* Does not affect water hardness

INFERNO SAND

71060712 (2kg) - 71060715 (5kg)

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Inferno sand is a dark coloured sand which looks very natural and very similar to the kinds of silt and mud substrates which we encounter in aquatic habitats. This sand would be ideal for a biotope aquarium representing lakes, rivers, pools and streams from the Amazon, West Africa or tropical Asia. It’s slightly reddish tint will bring warmth and depth to the display while the mix of grain sizes not only makes it look natural, but allows for easy planting and lets fish such as cichlids and catfish dig or sift through it. It could also be used to great effect in an aquascape, especially when combined with bright green plants.

Available in 2kg & 5kg bags

* Natural sand

* Size mix from 0,1mm to 2mm

* Does not affect water hardness

 

CANYON SAND

71061012 (2kg) - 71061015 (5kg)

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This sand is composed of fine and small mixed grains, giving it an extremely natural aesthetic. It has a warm, soft tan and orange colouration when wet and can be used to great effect in biotope displays and aquascapes.

Available in 2kg & 5kg bags

* Natural sand

* Size mix from 0,1mm to 4mm

* Does not affect water hardness