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Old 07-08-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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Live sand question

Ok so I was talking to a co worker today and he was telling me about a love sand you can buy online that is guaranteed to have all sorts of different eggs in it from different crabs and shrimps and what not. Now I know it's risky but i do really want to try it and see what happens. Problem is I have no clue where to find it.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?? Please and thank you!!
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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Ask your co-worker?
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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Ha that's the plan but I'm just really interested and I was wondering if anyone else has had any experiences with it.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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I've never heard of such a thing. You can buy "live" sand from your local pet store which supposedly contains live bacteria. Thats as close as you can get I think. and it's questionable whether that sand has anything "live" in it. Regular sand is your best bet in my opinion.
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If it is garfs grunge I have heard mixed reviews.
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there are no crab or shrimp eggs in any live sand you can purchase anywhere.
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I've read mixed reviews , they're are ( from what I've read ) three distributors . Some people says it's ugly and does nothing while others say it adds lots of pods and worms / creatures . Google it and see what you get . There's also YouTube videos on it .
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Thye sell "live" sand but it has no creatures in it. I have used live sand from time to time and it has no discernible benefit in my opinion.

Sand doesnt create pods or creatures, just gives them a home. Live sand is supposed to have the beneficial bacteria you need to cycle a tank. Thats it's claim to fame and thats it.
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Ok ya I figured i wasn't going to find anything like that. Thank you!
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If there is such sand that has "live eggs" in it...y would anybody want to put something in their tank without knowing exactly what it is? You would not know what type of crabs, worms etc are in it. I would save your money and buy dry aragonite sand. Simple Cheep and you know what you are putting in.
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