Different than all other live sand products on the market. This live sand utilizes patent pending Sea Breathe technology; which preserves real live sand with its own original bacteria. Every bag of Ocean Directâ¢ is alive and breathing with up to 1000 times more beneficial bacteria than other preservation methods. Every grain of Ocean Directâ¢ is coated with bacteria and encapsulated by capillary action in a thin film of real ocean water. The thin film is open to the atmosphere for unparalleled gas exchange. This results in high counts of natural and beneficial bacteria with no noxious buildup of metabolic by-products. Ocean Directâ¢ provides you with a thriving, natural aquarium in minutes!