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Old 03-29-2014, 12:20 PM   #111
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IMHO no, it's not really live sand it's just wet. If the $10 extra is worth not rinsing the sand then get it, if not just get the dry version
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:21 PM   #112
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I have 20 lbs of fine white dry sand that I had already bought. But I just seen this and didn't know if it was beneficial?
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:24 PM   #113
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I don't think it is, if it was really live sand then they wouldn't put a packet of "good bacteria" in with it
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:25 PM   #114
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"live" sand is a bunch of hooey in my opinion. LOL

Just use what you have.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:36 PM   #115
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Will 20lbs be enough?
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:44 PM   #116
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New 20 gal reef

That's up to you, it depends on how deep of a look you like.
Edit: 2 inches all the way around should be about 30-35 lbs
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Not too deep. 1-1.5 inches.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:34 PM   #118
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So I bought a reef octopus ns80 skimmer. Hope it works well. Had good reviews
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:11 PM   #119
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Got my jebao wp10 today and my led lights. I'm ready to start rinsing sand and get some water into this tank finally!
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:14 PM   #120
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So I haven't posted lately so I figured i owed an update! lol I put my shrimp in my tank to get my cycle going on 4/06. On 4/13 i went to look for it to pull it out and it was gone. Had some family issues arise so I had to back away from the tank for a few days. Tonight I still can't locate the shrimp and my water tests came out as:

Ammonia - .25ppm
Nitrite - .25ppm
Nitrate - 5ppm

Seems to me either my tank fully cycled in a week and four days, which doesn't seem possible, or something is seriously wrong.... Any ideas on what i should do from here?
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