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Old 02-04-2006, 08:33 PM   #1
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Mixing Live & Non-Live Sand...

Hey all,

In our new 55g setup, we are going to use a 3" sand bed. We have a friend who is giving us 40 lbs of live sand, and we bought 40lbs of non-live sand.

How should we go about mixing the 2 sands? Does it matter which goes in first? should they be pre-mixed before putting into the tank?


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Old 02-04-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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I would put the non live sand in first and then put the ls on top. I dont know if there is a certain way of doing it but that is the way I would.
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I would put the non live sand in first and then put the ls on top. I dont know if there is a certain way of doing it but that is the way I would.

sounds right to me
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I would put the non live sand in first and then put the ls on top. I dont know if there is a certain way of doing it but that is the way I would.
Thats how im doing it
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When we put the LS on top, should you mix the sand, or leave all the LS on top, and Non-Live sand on the bottom?


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no reason to mix, IMO you want the LS all on top.
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I agree. This is what I did, with no problems. You definitley want the LS on top though.
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