Yeah Ray, I did not choose my words well there, on the live sand..It was late
I had intended to go the route Carey has done, with the pool filter sand, but locally (& I mean very close by) there was no where that had it in stock.
I was in the LFS
getting some other things & looking around & they had a 40 lb bag of Caribbean "live" sand marked way down to like $12...
I figured since 40 is pretty much what I needed & with the close places being out of the pool filter sand, meaning I would have a 30 min. trip each way to get the pool filter sand for about $8 - $10. plus the rinsing it would need, gas & my time figured in, to me it was worth the couple of extra dollars to just get it while I was there.