Aragonite substrate provides a natural landscape for aesthetics and to benefit the marine life. It is a calcium carbonate mineral that is in sand form and will act as a reservoir for this element which is beneficial to marine life. It helps promotes a pH of 8.2-8.3 which is ideal for saltwater aquariums and at a more stable level without adding chemicals. It can also provide other essential elements that are needed for coral growth. The substrate will also play a role in your biological filtration in breaking down ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate in your tank’s ecosystem. It can be purchased dry or as live sand with beneficial bacteria already mixed it!
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