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Old 12-26-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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Help my sand please!

I need some help "ReActivating" my sand. I have a 175 with about 300 LBS of rock and 250 LBS of sand. It has been up for two years and the little critters have all but disappeared! I used to see tons of little shirmp and worms all over the place and now, NOTHING! I do not want to pay a million dollars for bogus Live Sand and I really do not have room for more LR, so any suggestions? TIA
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:18 PM   #2
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garf grunge from garf.org? might work.
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:27 AM   #3
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Interesting site.. thanks for posting.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:29 PM   #4
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Detrivore kit from inland aquatics or ISPF should do the trick. So too would grabbing a cup or two of sand from a local reefer.
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I would love to get some sand from another reefer, but I do not know any and I am a little afraid of what might come with it in the way of medications or parasites. I guess I could get that from anywhere, I will look into finding some people locally.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:05 AM   #6
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If you don't know the tank don't take the sand!

Try the Inland Aquatics detrivore kit or the ISPF live sand activator. There are several others available too.
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I would use the garf grunge, I have heard nothing but AMAZING things from people who have purchased it.
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The Dallas Ft Worth saltwater aquarium club has a great reputation and some solid members. They are hosting an event in January with Bob Fenner, Anthony Calfo, Julian Sprung and others.
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Sounds like a great event to attend and make some new friends.

The Garf Grunge has a up/down reputation. Some people swear by it, others swear at it. There is too much variability in what you get. The two sites I mentioned at least give you quantities. I was more impressed with the IA kit than the ISPF as far as value for the money. I did get a kit last year on eBay from a guy in Philly, but I don't see him around anymore. Too bad too because his had the most life.
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