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Old 08-16-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Any opinions

Heard buying live sand is a bad idea because everything will be dead in the sand is this true?
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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There are some bacteria in it but most of its probably dead, when you buy it you just rinse it a little and it will become live in a month or so.
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it's a waste of money. buy dry sand and it will become live as Errorprone stated.
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I agree. Get the dry sand.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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Is the the sand that claims to be live a higher quality granule?
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no. it's exactly the same.
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Some sites sell live sand from the ocean, but it is usually more expensive than if you just buy aragonite from the store.
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if they aren't sending it to you in a heated/cooled container with water in it, i wouldn't consider it much different than the dry sand.
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Idk if they do or not, but I would imagine it would be at least wet. But live sand is honestly not as important as live rock is, so i would only buy live sand if i liked the way it looked.
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Thats the only reason I got live sand one time. I wanted the pink sand. LOL I didnt wash it or anything though, just in case there was some life to it. But I didnt' notice any difference between the live ssand and the pool filter sand I used in another build.
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