JBL Sansibar DARK
Dark substrate for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

  • Perfect hold for plant roots: substrate with 0.2 - 0.6 mm grain size for freshwater and marine aquariums and terrariums
  • Ideal for aquarium care: its fine granulation and density prevents mulm and other waste material from seeping in
  • Ideal for fish, invertebrates and plants: no release of unwanted pollutants into the water. Fine granite sand is gentle on the sensitive barbels of the bottom-dwellers
  • No light reflections – full colouring of plants and fish: easily scared animals feel more comfortable and show their full, natural colouring
  • Contents: 1 bag Sansibar Dark. Not really suitable for undergravel heating cables
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Product information

Ideal substrate
The substrate is an important part of the aquarium interior because a lot of animals dig in the ground to search for food. The plants also need a safe hold and have to absorb the food in the ground through their roots. Digging fish definitely need a substrate which is not sharp-edged. Undergravel heating can only be recommended for medium-fine to coarse substrates because water circulation cannot really build up in very fine substrates.

Use
Rinse the substrate with tap water to remove any abrasion caused in transit. Put substrate on the nutrient substrate (JBL AquaBasis) to promote the plant growth (for vigorous plant roots approx. 6-8 cm).

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Details

JBL Sansibar DARK 5 kg

Art. no.:
6705000
EAN Code:
4014162670502
Content:
5 kg
Graining:
0,2-0,6 mm
Volume packaging:
6.14 l
Gross weight:
5029 g
Net weight:
5000 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
240/80/320 mm

Properties

Animal species: Terrapins, Tropical Terrapins, Turtles, Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Cichlids - Algae Eaters, Cichlids - Large “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Catfish, Loaches, Blowfish, Spiny eels & Reedfish, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Juvenile Fish, Silver arowana, Axolotl, Shrimps and dwarf crayfish, Discus fish, Crustaceans, Guppy, fighting fish, Flowerhorn cichlids, shrimps, cichlids: angelfish, discus, snails, molluscs, green water dragons, Axolotl (cool waters), newts (cool waters)
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: 12-25 L (30-40cm)
Material: granite
Colour: grey

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No

Technical Data

Height:320 mm
Length:240 mm
Width:66 mm

JBL Sansibar DARK 10 kg

Art. no.:
6705100
EAN Code:
4014162670519
Content:
10 kg
Graining:
0,2-0,6 mm
Volume packaging:
11.2 l
Gross weight:
10045 g
Net weight:
10000 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
470/70/340 mm

Properties

Animal species: Terrapins, Tropical Terrapins, Turtles, Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Cichlids - Algae Eaters, Cichlids - Large “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Catfish, Loaches, Blowfish, Spiny eels & Reedfish, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Juvenile Fish, Silver arowana, Axolotl, Shrimps and dwarf crayfish, Discus fish, Crustaceans, Guppy, fighting fish, Flowerhorn cichlids, shrimps, cichlids: angelfish, discus, snails, molluscs, green water dragons, Axolotl (cool waters), newts (cool waters)
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: 25-45 L (40-50cm)
Material: granite
Colour: grey

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No

Technical Data

Height:470 mm
Length:340 mm
Width:65 mm
FAQ
Are the substrates of the Sansibar range plastic-coated soils ?

No, the substrates of the Sansibar range are not plastic-coated but pure natural products.

Can JBL Sansibar black also be used for aquariums with shrimps and other invertebrates?

Yes, this is no problem. The mineral composition of the natural product doesn’t contain any substances which are harmful to aquatic invertebrates.

Should JBL Sansibar be washed before use inside the aquarium ?

JBL Sansibar comes pre-cleaned. To wash out any abrasion caused in transit, we recommend rinsing JBL Sansibar before use in the aquarium. Please avoid unsettling the soil when filling in the water.

On JBL Sansibar dark / grey we noticed a magnetic component. What is this?

JBL Sansibar black is a natural product which has small fluctuations in its mineral composition depending on its source. The "magnetic component", which can be traced to iron cores, occurs in isolated cases, but does not have any harmful effects on the operation of the aquarium.

Blog (opinions & experiences)

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The Master School of Aquarium Design: Join In!

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The JBL Substrates for Aquariums at a Glance

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Outline: Fertilisation in the Aquarium

The JBL plant care concept leads to vigorous and healthy growth even with the most demanding aquatic plants. JBL has all the components you need, whether it’s a fertiliser, a bottom substrate or a fully automatic CO2 fertiliser system.

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Event Report: Master School of Aquarium Design 2017

Aquatics is a hobby full of emotions, creativity and fun. Numerous competitions to set up aquariums in all kinds of styles have sprung up during the last few years. Whether locally or in the internet – competitions are a ten a penny.

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The JBL Calculators – Calculated Success

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Social Escape – an aquarium slowly and relaxingly takes shape and is the antidote to burn out.

Social stands for online marketing and social media. Escape means a way out of our fast moving digital lives and a way into another world. A balancing haven of peace and relaxation.

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What is an Aqua-terrarium / Paludarium?

You’ve seen them in zoos. They are a combination of conventional terrariums and aquariums. On top there’s a rainforest, below there’s an aquarium.

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Aquascaping: sand, gravel or soil – which is best?

Aquarists wanting to aquascape will need to rethink their substrate: sand or gravel are only suitable for decorative purposes, when no plants are to be put in.

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Jungle of Sierra Leone – Biotope Aquarium

Irgendwo im Urwald von Sierra Leone an einem kleinen Wasserloch tummeln sich viele kleine Insekten auf der Wasseroberfläche – ein perfekter Platz für kleine Jäger, die Unterwasser auf ihre Beute lauern.

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#HannoverScape2016 – Rankings

Last weekend the final of the aquarium design competition #HannoverScape2016 took place. Together with the organizer of the event we now would like to present the final placements.

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ProScape: „Escarpment“ – an endorser Aquascape report

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Press

18.02.2015

JBL aquatic calculator – something really useful for any aquarist

There are a few questions which can only be answered by a few select experts. These include the quantity of substrate required, what amount of light is best and the complex issue of how much fertilizer to add.

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17.09.2013

JBL show their true colours

Being boring is ordinary, but colourful sands for aquariums that are absolutely neutral in water is extraordinary. JBL has added four colours to the existing three sand types of Sansibar White, Black and River: Red, Orange, Snow and Grey.

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22.01.2013

Interview mit dem Gewinner des Sansibar-Wettbewerbs

Vor einigen Tagen haben wir die fünf am besten bewerteten Aquarien vom JBL Wettbewerb „Mit JBL Sansibar nach Sansibar“ vorgestellt. Im Folgenden wollen wir Ihnen den Gewinner und sein Aquarium einmal näher vorstellen. Maximilian Reichenbach beschreibt sein Aquarium wie folgt:

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17.01.2013

Mit JBL Sansibar nach Sansibar - Gewinner steht fest

Der Wettbewerb „Mit JBL Sansibar nach Sansibar“ hat zum 01.01.2013 seinen Gewinner gefunden. Maximilian Reichenbach (Danny Wosnitza) hatte nach Abschluss des Wettbewerbes mit seinem Aquarium “Entspannt Urlaub machen - auch als Fisch“ den besten “Score“ (Gesamtbewertung).

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16.01.2012

JBL Sansibar – just as fantastic as Zanzibar Island

Starting February, JBL will be selling 3 new aquarium substrates bearing the name of Sansibar. JBL Sansibar substrates don't need any elaborate rinsing. Instead, they can be placed in the aquarium or aqua terrarium immediately without releasing any toxins ...

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Laboratories and calculators

ProScape substrate calculator

Find out what quantities of the various substrates you require. Please choose the suitable product from the summary selection. Then enter the surface and the height the substrate needs to cover here.
Reference guide (Themeworld)

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Plants

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Substrate

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Setting up an aquarium

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Aquatic terrarium

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Instructions

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Customer reviews

Reviews

Overall rating: 4.8
4 public review(s) for this product.

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4 Reviews in other languages

eisenfisch - German
2021-10-11T21:08:50Z

Ein super schöner Bodengrund, meine Corydoras lieben ihn.

Jedoch war er unfassbar dreckig, ich habe noch nie so lange Kies gewaschen wie den Sansibar.

Dennoch würde ich ihn wieder kaufen, da er einfach eine super Optik und Struktur hat.


JustTheD90 - German
2021-05-10T20:18:27Z

Ich bin begeistert wie fein ein Bodengrund sein kann, meine Panzerwelse freuen sich das sie einen vernünftigen Boden zum Grundeln haben. Und bei den Erdfressern muss ich mir keine sorgen machen das der Boden zu grobkörnig ist.

Im ersten Moment war ich mir mit der Farbe sehr unsicher aber wenn man den Boden mal nass sieht weiß man das man hiermit nichts falsch machen kann.


exotic_hive - German
2021-04-25T12:32:49Z

Ein wirklich wunderschöner, einzigartiger Sand. Gerda in Kombi mit hellen Garnelen eine absolut wunderschöne Kombi!


aquaworld_ratingen - German
2021-03-01T11:29:11Z

Ein sehr toller Sand. Die Optik ist einfach spitze.l und lässt sich super verteilen.


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