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Old 03-14-2007, 11:46 AM   #11
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You are all assuming that there is a lot of life in those commercial bags of "live" sand sold in LFS's.

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Personally, I don't think there is much life left in the sand, after shipping/storage/shipping again and then sitting on the shelf, at room temp, at any LFSs. I guess a real test would be adding the "live" sand into a new tank and see if you get any kind of swing in parameters....

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I`m not assuming. I agree with you Steve. But I always say you should rinse your sand out weather wet or dry.
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Originally Posted by Steven Pro
You are all assuming that there is a lot of life in those commercial bags of "live" sand sold
Actually I was not sure if it was LS from a LFS , a fellow reefers tank, or whatever. Regardless, the last thing you want to do is dump nutrients from any dead sand in a tank, especially one w/ cyano issues. Easier to just get ordinary new sand and save yourself the headaches.

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