Aquarium Sand. Color: Light brown to light red. Size: 0.45 – 0.55 millimeters. Acid Solubility: <1.0% Specific Gravity: 2.67. Density: 100 lbs per cubic foot
Built to resemble a sand castle, the projects anchor is an aquarium that will feature the many species of fish, corals, sharks, and other creatures of the Red Sea. In and around the Sand Castle development, a wide variety of supplementary activities will be available to visitors, including restaurants, bars, lounges, a birds of prey show, touch pools, aquarium restaurant and Sky Bar, a Bedouin café, shops, a Flow Rider, swimming pools, exhibitions, events venues, and more. Remarks Andy Grant of the Sharm Sand Castle development, this is the most unique aquarium attraction project Grant Leisure has ever been a part of. It will set a new standard for mixed leisure use development, not only in the Middle East, but for the world as a whole.
Red Slime Algae is not actually a red algae, it’s not even an algae at all, but we still thought it best to at least touch on this common algae imitator for the purpose of sorting through the confusion. Red slime algae is actually Cyanobacteria. It is considered to be the evolutionary link between bacteria and algae. Cyanobacteria is one of the oldest forms of life on earth and dates back 3.5 billion years. In the hobby we consider cyanobacteria as just another nuisance algae but did you know that without it we as a species would not exist. Cyanobacteria is responsible for raising the oxygen levels in our atmosphere from 1% to the current level of approximately 20% that we have today. It can be identified by its deep cranberry or red coloring and it has a slimy stringy appearance. It may occasionally have air bubbles on it, as these organisms produce oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis. Cyano, is it’s often called, starts out as just a small patch in the sand or on your live rock, but it can quickly reach epidemic plague levels and completely take over your tank. Luckily eradicating it takes very little effort on your part and it can be gone within just a few short days if caught early. Here are the 3 steps to ridding your aquarium of Cyanobacteria: while you can do each step independently, I recommend doing all steps at the same time in order to quickly remove all the bacteria present. You can later reverse these steps one at a time in order to identify what the cause was.
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Introducing the Sharm Sand Castle and Red Sea Aquarium, one of the more imaginative and visionary projects currently underway in the Middle East. Grant Leisure is proud to announce our involvement in this new development, currently under construction in Sharm El Sheikh on Egypts Red Sea. A few minutes drive from Naama Bay and the Sharm International Airport, the Sand Castle development sits on a coral cliff overlooking the Red Sea.After some time, the white aquarium sand substrate will become covered in a biological film (ie. bacteria) and will also get clogged with dirt and detritus–so once your aquarium is up-and-running, your gravel won’t be such a pure white–but don’t worry, all that extra color (even though the color is mostly brown…) is actually doing good things for the health of your tank.If you are looking for a brighter look than can be achieved with the traditional sandy colored aquarium sand, you could potentially achieve a brighter, whiter color with a crushed coral aquarium sand substrate. As mentioned in the section above, this sand substrate is made from the (bleached) crushed skeletons of dead corals (that sounds bleak, doesn’t it), but out of the bag it has an appealing white coloration. Be warned, however, the white color is most prominent on the dry substrate.Compared with dry sand, live sand can be expensive…but if you must get your aquarium up, running and filled with livestock immediately, it can be a time-saving product.