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Old 09-04-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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Live sand

How long can it last in the bag? Decide to start a 75 SW and will start buying equipment soon
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The one you buy? It's not really alive. They give a little bag of bacteria in the bag. So it can last a long time. If its really alive to begin with.
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The one you buy? It's not really alive. They give a little bag of bacteria in the bag. So it can last a long time. If its really alive to begin with.
Yep, like caribsea live sand. It would be in the bag for at least 8 months,
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Your fine. It will cycle with your tank.
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Your fine. It will cycle with your tank.
Alright, thanks for the help.
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Yep, like caribsea live sand. It would be in the bag for at least 8 months,
Why 8 months? wait until the last minute to buy it better chance of it being "live sand"
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Those bags have expiration dates marked on them. But really, it's just a gimmick, how much live bacteria do you think is in the bag after shipping, storage, wild temperature swings, etc...? Do your wallet a favor and find a good source for dry sand. I know a real good place that sells pre washed pure aragonite sugar sand for stupid cheap. PM me, if you are interested, and I will send you the website address.
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hey blert i'm looking for some sand myself, mind if i pm you?
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