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Old 05-02-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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live sand mixing with regular sand...

I'm a newbie at saltwater and I'm doing research to start up my tank. Can you mix regular sand with live sand? If so what's the best method?
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You can do it but I really have my doubts if the so called bags of live sand are really live. I would really just do the regular sand and it will become live over time. Most LFS will give you a cup of LS from one of their tanks to seed yours with.
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I bought live sand and it was deffinately alive. It was a bag of very fine sand in water and it was loaded with pods. I mixed it with normal sand and no issues lots of people do it. Just remember you don't rinse live sand it goes straight into the tank.
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I would love to know what kind it was that you bought that had pods in it. And a picture would rock.
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I don't have the bag anymore sorry, it was from big Als if that helps. I think it was a 20lb bag and the sand was very fine and silty with water in the bag. After I added it there pods every where on my glass.
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