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Old 01-12-2005, 03:47 PM   #11
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IMO, if you're taking it from reasonably deep waters, you shouldn't need to cure it at all. Nor rinse or anything else. If your comfortable with the sand you're getting, it should go from ocean to tank. After it's settled in the tank (and the tank should be full of water) you could let it set without adding any rock anything for a day or so if you wanted to watch for hitchikers etc. Make sure no nasties got brought along.
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:43 PM   #12
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wait till the run of from the rain is cleard off. I think you might take it about a week after it is safe to surf again.

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I keep my cell phone in my front pocket. Can I have children anymore?

Scuba Steve, I mean bad stuff Like. "After I introduced 10 lbs of sand from the beach into my system, my fish all died."

That kinda bad stuff.
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YMMV is all I can add to this topic. Hey Steve, there's this game I heard about. You take a revolver and only put 1 bullet in it. Then you spin the chamber, close it and put the barrel to your head. Then you pull the trigger.

Just because you didn't have a problem a couple of times does not mean that another person in another location is not going to bring all kind of nasties into a closed marine system.

I wouldn't do it to my tank because the idea of losing all the livestock to save a few bucks doesn't make sense to me. I'd rather beg or borrow a cup of LS from another tank that has been running problem free for some time.
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Old 01-13-2005, 12:33 AM   #15
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ouch! 8O

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Old 01-13-2005, 11:12 AM   #16
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I wouldn't do it to my tank because the idea of losing all the livestock to save a few bucks doesn't make sense to me. I'd rather beg or borrow a cup of LS from another tank that has been running problem free for some time.
your sand bed will never be as good as mine end of story

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why i asked for examples !!! yet to hear or see any ! have you smarty ?
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Hey Keith,

Didn't mean to offend, just offer a contrary point of view. If that makes me an idiot in your eyes so be it. I still believe that if you are taking your chances with that method when you don't have to. Dry sand is $3 - $5 per 50 pound bag. A little LS from anywhere free or next to nothing. Get a cup a cup there and the diversity is probably greater than you have from taking sand from one spot in the ocean.
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OK guys, were all friends here. We can post different opinion on the subject, but lets not get personal. Don't want to break out the padlock, its a good subject.
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Good subject, but as Q said, let's keep it civil my friends.

I know many will disagree as they are with scuba S, but if I lived close to the shore of a nice beach in Florida or somewhere reasonably clean, then I would be inclined to go out as far as possible and give the sand a shot. Really there is no telling where alot of this "live sand" comes from. Maybe it comes right off of the beach front.

Anyway, it's ok to disagree.
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