Live Sand - Best place to buy online
I am currently cycling my 90 Gallon with 200lbs of Argaramax Sugar Sized and 60 lbs of Dry Base Rock from Reeferrocks.com. I have 3 shrimp in there as my source of ammonia.
I am thinking about actually buying Live Sand. I know that the sand will become live over time, but I really want a good variety of organisms in the sandbed.
I was going to buy some Live Sand from Tampabaysaltwater.com to seed my sandbed when I ordered my Live Rock from them. After looking at pictures of people who have used it...the sand was very dark and had very large grain sizes. It looks like it would really make the 2 layers of sand look a bit off in the tank.
Has anyone ordered some Live Sand that was lighter and whiter, fine grain size, yet still was full of "goodies".
90 Gallon Fresh Water Planted w/ CO2
7 Brilliant Rasbora, 6 Harlequin Rasboras, 3 Dwarf Neon Rainbows, 1 Red Tailed Shark, 2 American Flag Fish, 4 Skunk Botia Loaches
40 Gallon Breeder Salt Water: 4 inch DSB
(2/3 Agaramax & 1/3 Sea Flor), Bak Pak 2R Skimmer w/ BBX, 2 x JBJ PHs, Coralife Lunar Aqualight (2x96w), 30lb Base Rock and 40lbs of Live Rock.
Inhabitants: Purple Firefish, Pygmy Angel, Lawmower Blenny, 2 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, Pistol Shrimp(HH), 1 Emerald Crabs, 3 Porcelin Crabs(HH), varying amounts and varieties of hermit and snails.
3 Gallon Eclipse:
1 Goldfish (won free at a fair...cost $50 in equipment)