Sand and Gravel
Onyx™ is a specially fracted natural substrate for the aquarium. Onyx™ is suitable for any marine or freshwater environments and is ideally suited for Cichlid environments. Onyx™ is most effective when used alone as an integral substrate bed, but it may be mixed with other gravels or sands such as Onyx Sand™. Onyx™ is not chemically coated or treated but does have a slight buffering capacity.
To determine the number of bags required for your aquarium, please note that each bag (7 kg, 15.4 lbs) occupies a volume of approximately 7,000 cm3 (425 cu. in.).
Although it is pre-washed, because Onyx™ is a natural product, it may become dusty in transit and require rinsing before use to remove any residual dust.
Units=mg/kg, source: Plasma Emission Spectrometer, EPA Method 6010, Univ. of Georgia Chemical Analysis Lab
Wondering how many bags you will need for your project? It's easy to figure out with this gravel calculator. Just enter the length and width of your aquarium along with the desired depth of the substrate and click calculate. Note: The calculator will always round up. For example, you can't purchase 1.3 bags, so it will return 2 bags.
If you plan on varying the depth of your substrate, use an average depth as your desired substrate depth.
7 kg bag(s)