Suppliers of AQUARIUM SAND

In 2000 and 2001 we travelled to the Peruvian Amazon on a fish collecting expedition and observed that without exception that the substrates of the rivers were sand, going someway to explaining the incredible diversity of bottom dwelling species and the specialist feeding habits of many catfish and stingrays in that they depend on a soft riverbed. Another observation of the amazonian sand was that even at depths of over a meter thick, it did not compact hence no harmful gas and bacteria build up

Sandbank on Nannay River Peru

Sandbank on Nannay River Peru

With this in mind, we set about supplying a similar product in the U.K. aquatic market. However most grades of sand available either compacted over time or were not p.H stable or did not match visually. After extensive research we came up with a p.H stable product of identical colour to the amazonian sand and most importantly it had a specific grain structure which meant that it did not compact over time in aquarium conditions thus ensuring livestock safety.

Coupled with the fact that this sand has no sharp particles for which to damage mouths and gills of feeding fish, it also had one extra point in its favour ie. When placed in the aquarium, the light from above reflected back and gave a far brighter look than say had gravel been used. Further more the sand was proven to be safe for use in all aquaria inc marine.

Once trials were completed we set about marketing our exclusive product to the retail aquatic trade whereby we now have a weekly production of up to 36 tonnes. Our factory now boasts a purpose built silo enabling us to carry in excess of 95 tonnes of product. Available from all good aquatic outlets.

Bag of Aquarium Sand for sale in the UK
BD Trading Aquariam Sand Image 1

Photographs courtesy of Danny Blundell.

BD Trading Aquariam Sand Image 2

Photographs courtesy of Danny Blundell.

Today only B.D aquarium sand can offer the quality, consistency and value for money required by the U.K aquatic market. So many recommendations and endorsements in magazine articles together with customers such as London Aquarium and Sparsholt College have made us the number one choice.

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