WIO Nautilus Light Riverbed 2kg

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Nautilus Light is a unique Riverbed inspired by Lake Malawi, Africa and the karst streams of Bonito, Brazil. It is a mixture of pale sands, light-coloured crushed and whole shells, creating a beautiful and rich natural Riverbed impression with great detail and brightness.

SKU: WIO71130112
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WIO Nautilus Light is a carefully crafted Riverbed inspired by the natural habitats of waterbodies such as the Malawi Lake in Africa or the karst streams of Bonito, Brazil. It comprises pale sands and light-coloured crushed and whole shells, providing a natural and realistic look for your aquarium.

Lake Malawi is a breathtakingly beautiful body of water located in East Africa. It is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, vibrant array of cichlid fish, and stunning underwater landscapes. The lake's underwater world is a mesmerizing tapestry of colours and shapes, filled with a diverse array of aquatic plants, rock formations, and sandy substrates.

Our Nautilus Light Riverbed was inspired by the underwater world of Lake Malawi, featuring a blend of light-coloured sands and crushed shells that mimic the sandy substrate found in the lake. This Riverbed creates a natural and realistic look in your aquarium. It is perfect for recreating the unique environment of Lake Malawi, where many fishes use shells as shelters and to build nests. 

The karst streams of Bonito, Brazil, are known for their crystal-clear waters and unique underwater landscape. These streams run through limestone formations, creating a maze of underwater caves, crevices, and tunnels home to various aquatic species.

The rocks and limestone formations in the streams create a natural habitat for snails, shrimps, and other invertebrates that thrive in this environment. The water in these streams is also rich in minerals, providing a healthy environment for plants and animals.

Our Nautilus Light Riverbed is inspired by this unique underwater landscape, featuring a mix of light sand, crushed shells, and gravel that create a natural and realistic look for your aquarium or terrarium. The bed is ideal for creating biotopes of karst streams, African cichlids and other aquatic environments and can benefit fishes and invertebrates that thrive in such habitats.

  • Inspired by the Lake Malawi and the karst streams of Bonito, Brazil. 
  • Pale sands and a mix of small, medium, and large shells. 
  • Non-toxic and 100% natural material. 
  • Does affect water hardness. 
  • Easy to manipulate and spread in your aquarium.



Riverbed substrates are suitable for any aquarium or terrarium design and provide a unique and natural touch to your aquatic environment.
They can be used as a standalone substrate or mixed with other sands, gravels or biotope beds.
Perfect for aquascape detailing.
Made with 100% natural, non-toxic materials.

- Colour: Whitish, pale-yellow to cream.
- Material: Pale sands, crushed shells and white-coloured shells mix.
- Size mix: 1-50mm.
- Materials: Non-toxic and all-natural sands and shells.
- Water hardness: Does affect water hardness.


- Pre-washed for your convenience and can be used without rinse.
- You can gently pass a net over the water's surface to remove floating particles.
- The arbitrary distribution of the bag content creates a natural Riverbed impression with random densities and content mix, resulting in an easy, fun, and impressive way to create an authentic slice of nature.
- These Riverbeds are suitable for everyone, from the newbie to the professional nature creator, and can be used to achieve outstanding results.
- You don't need any special skills or tools to manipulate and spread the Riverbed in your aquarium or terrarium, making it an accessible and non-invasive way to enhance the natural look of your aquatic or terrestrial environment.
- Riverbeds are made from 100% natural and non-toxic materials.
- Safe for fish, shrimps, and other aquatic animals.

The innovative solution that redefines the way we create captivating and natural aquatic environments. Gone are the days of ordinary substrates and generic designs – with Riverbeds, you can transform your aquarium or terrarium into an authentic river ecosystem. Inspired by the diverse and enchanting landscapes found in rivers, streams, and lakes around the world, Riverbeds are carefully curated substrates that mimic the beauty and authenticity of riverbeds. Each Riverbed is a work of art thoughtfully designed to bring the essence of nature into your aquatic display.

Imagine the serenity of a tranquil forest stream, the vibrancy of a tropical river, or the mystique of a rocky mountain brook. Riverbeds allow you to recreate these captivating environments with ease and precision. With a wide range of options, you can select the perfect Riverbed that matches your vision and creates the ideal backdrop for your aquatic world.

Our Riverbeds are crafted using various natural materials such as sand, gravel, stones, shells, and botanicals. These elements combine to create a harmonious composition that mimics real riverbeds' texture, colour, and diversity. The result is a visually stunning and biologically enriching environment that promotes the health and well-being of your aquatic inhabitants.

With WIO Sands, Gravels and Riverbeds the possibilities for creating a unique and beautiful natural environment are endless.

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