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Old 06-23-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
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Newbie question about live sand

My Sis in-law lives in georgia. If i have her bring me sand from the ocean is it the same or even close to the live sand that you buy???

Will it help cycle the tank

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Welcome to the forum. Sand from the ocean will contain the bacteria that cycle the tank, but I would recommend against using sand from beaches and inland areas. Often taking this sand is against local laws and the sand could also be contaminated with who knows what. Sand from offshore is more desirable but can be harder to obtain. Your best bet would be to go with a live sand package from liverocks.com or another online retailer. HTH
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