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Old 09-14-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Live sand

Any ideas on where to get live sand for cheaper than $45 for a 10 pound bag
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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Try this or maybe amazon. But you really don't need live sand for a SW tank. The live rock and bacteria will eventually turn the sand "live"

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/fish-s...ps/c/3578/9805
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:18 AM   #3
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Will I be able to add sand later
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:31 AM   #4
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Will I be able to add sand later
Yes you can
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:44 AM   #5
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Yes you can
Imo i would add now rather than later adding later could cause mini cycle due to dieoff and such
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Kinda related what If I got a 10 Gal tank and did a cycle in that then switch sand our to main tank?
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:37 AM   #7
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You can minimize the chances of a cycle/mini cycle by adding the "live" sand very slowly, by that I mean add a little to one side of the tank first then wait. Do this over the course of I'd say 2 weeks.

Now keep in mind also, if adding sand on top of existing "live" sand you will likely suffocate the bacteria in the current "live" sand therefor a mini cycle will most likely take place. By adding more sand very slowly and over time you may avoid that all together.

Just something to think about
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You can minimize the chances of a cycle/mini cycle by adding the "live" sand very slowly, by that I mean add a little to one side of the tank first then wait. Do this over the course of I'd say 2 weeks.

Now keep in mind also, if adding sand on top of existing "live" sand you will likely suffocate the bacteria in the current "live" sand therefor a mini cycle will most likely take place. By adding more sand very slowly and over time you may avoid that all together.

Just something to think about
Agree with convict add it lil each day and you should be fine
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