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Old 04-24-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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best kind of live sand

Howdy, what is the best kind of LS to get for my 50g tank my LFS has instant ocean, and how many pounds of it i would need, thanks
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What works well is to get some cheaper argonite based sand from the bags from your LFS, roughly 50 to 75 lbs. Then get 10-15 lbs of live sand from the LFS that are typically sold out of their tanks to put on TOP of the bagged live sand. The goal should be to have about an inch or more of sand on the bottom of the tank. That will take 50 to 100 lbs of tank depending on your tank size. I have a 210 gallon tank with about 300lbs of live sand to give you an idea of the proportions. But when in doubt, more is better!
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What works well is to get some cheaper argonite based sand from the bags from your LFS, roughly 50 to 75 lbs. Then get 10-15 lbs of live sand from the LFS that are typically sold out of their tanks to put on TOP of the bagged live sand.
This is exactly what I did. Worked good for me. Great suggestion Pinkie.
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