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Old 07-15-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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Live sand question

Ok, so I'm setting up my new FO SW tank. This time I'm using sand from Home Depot (i'll post the location in the sticky).

The question I have is, do I have to seed it with some live sand, or can I just get away with just the sand as I have with the crushed coral substrate in my other tanks?

The reason I ask is even the small bags of live sand are very expensive for what they are, and the tank will eventually get live rock, but probably not right away.

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You could get away with not using it. But, if you know any other sw people in your area, maybe you could get a cup of their sand to seed yours. Your lfs may be able to give you some as well.
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Hey Fluff wouldn't that be bad ... what if the person you got sand from was battling an ICH outbreak or something?




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What if I took a cup or 2 of crushed coral from one of my established tanks? Wouldn't that do the same thing?

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Yeah, you'd want to get it from someone trustworth Jermz.

You could do that. The cc will help seed the sand as well.
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Thought so ... just curious thanks!
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Cool. Thanks for the help. I'll take some from under one of my live rocks.

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