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Old 10-11-2004, 04:47 PM   #1
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i have a 30 gallon tank that i have set up for a week so far
my question is
1.i have live sand but it does not seem to be "live", yes i did buy it in a bag from a lfs, but i didnt know any other places to buy live sand and i expected it to be sumwat alive, so does that mean i have just sand? or do i have to wait? and does my tank not being fully cycle have to do with ne of it?

2.do u guys think a snowflake eel and a dwarf lionfish be good enuff in a 30 gallon tank? just those 2? cuz thats rly all i want

i do plan on puting liverock, it will be FOWLR

thx for ur comments

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Old 10-11-2004, 05:07 PM   #2
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No, I think a snowflake needs at least a 55.. a dwarf lionfish might be o.k. in a 30.

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Old 10-11-2004, 05:50 PM   #3
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SFE will be fine in a 30 they do not swim much. They do need hiding places, i would add the LR now if you can. If you do add the LR later make sure it's cured so you don't get a cycle.
Bag LS IMO is not real live sand it may just have some type of bacteria on it. Real Ls has critters, pods, worms these things can not live in a bag on the shelf.
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Old 10-12-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
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'live' only ever refers to the bacterial colonies living on rock or sand. 'live' never guarantees you'll get a hitchiker like copapods, crabs, duster worms, etc.
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:13 AM   #5
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Besides if you get good fresh rock, you will get pleanty of life to seed the sand with.
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