It will become live but bagged LS
does not contian live critters like real LS
from an established tank. I used some of the bagged LS
when I started my tank because I did not know. It says it will hasten the cycle but who knows. Mine still took 3-4 weeks.
Just know that there is a difference between LS
and the bagged "LS
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,