JBL Sansibar GREY
Grey, fine substrate for freshwater and saltwater aquariums

  • Fine, uncoloured sandy soil: substrate for fresh and saltwater aquariums and aqua-terrariums
  • Vigorous plant growth: prevents the seeping in of sludge and other waste material with its fine granulation and density
  • Prevents injuries of the mucous membrane: fine, round-shaped natural sand is gentle on sensitive barbels. Ideal for grubbing fish, such as armoured catfish and loaches
  • Ideal for fish, invertebrates and plants: no unwanted pollutants released into the water.
  • Contents: 1 bag Sansibar Grey. Not really suitable for undergravel heating
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basic price 1,95 EUR / kg
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
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basic price 1,69 EUR / kg
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Product information

Ideal substrate
The substrate is an important part of the aquarium components 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 absolutely 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 growth about 6-8 cm).
Calculation formula
The right amount of substrate: length (cm) x width (cm) : 140 = kg substrate with 5 cm thickness.

Details

JBL Sansibar GREY 5 kg

Art. no.:
6706200
EAN Code:
4014162670625
Content:
5 kg
Graining:
0,2-0,6 mm
Volume packaging:
6.140 l
Gross weight:
5029.000 g
Net weight:
5000 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
240/80/320 mm

JBL Sansibar GREY 10 kg

Art. no.:
6706300
EAN Code:
4014162670632
Content:
10 kg
Graining:
0,2-0,6 mm
Volume packaging:
11.200 l
Gross weight:
10045.000 g
Net weight:
10000 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
470/70/340 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.

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.

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.

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