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Old 04-05-2005, 04:34 PM   #11
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Get a cup of LS from an established tank and pour the LS on top of your sand(important that the live sand is on top). Infuana will eventually colonize your sand bed.

Your LFS might donate a cup of their sand to you.

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but thats the best suggestion....i still like the thought of gettin it myself but i am abit concerned of whats in it and all

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Old 04-05-2005, 05:17 PM   #13
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I suggested in the first reply to get a cup of LS and spread it on top of the dead sand

Silica Sand can be used but the edges of the sand are sharp and it is not as critter friendly. Plus it won't give you the buffering that aragonite sand will.

If you want to use sand from the ocean, you could collect it and then bleach it to kill anything harmful. Then re-seed it afterwards. This is legal I assume to collect sand?
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Follow the attached link and look for thier GARF grunge. It is well established live sand. It will add lots of biodiversity to your substrate and tank.


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