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Old 07-08-2011, 04:48 AM   #51
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Isn't sand just sand made LIVE by the organisms that live in it.

Like Rock is just pours rock until it's made live by organisms.

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Old 07-08-2011, 04:54 AM   #52
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I get your point but, live rock is kept in vats of water to keep the organisms alive where as "live" sand is just bagged up and stored away, most if not all of the organisms in the sand would die off.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:04 AM   #53
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True enough! But wash the sand and put in the tank. Live rock will re-seed it and make it live again.
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Yeah but live rock will seed any sand anyway lol
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Yes it will become live again, but if youre paying for something to be liveand its not itdoesnt seem to make sense to pay extra imo. Especially when any sand you put in will become live.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:10 AM   #56
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Right, ocean sand is way overpriced.
But using playground or Any regular sand you run the risk of having contaminants that would leach out.
This way u get ocean sand, try finding a sale.

Oh hold on... But tough cookie already have the sand in the tank.
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I've used both "live" sand, regular sand and pool filter sand. i can't say I noticed a difference in any of them except color and grain size. I used the live sand because i wanted the pink fiji colored sand that didnt come "non" live. LOL
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I use chernobyl sand......it glows
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How's the tank tough cookie?
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the tank is doing wonderful.. I have had a damsel in it for the past week and it is doing great. the ammonia levels is great, and so is hydrometer level. The live sand is turning a dark brown on top for some reason though I don't quite get, I guess it just does that. but everything is great..
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