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Old 01-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Silly question.

Live sand? Is it really alive? I'm not understanding this. Live sand and live rock how!


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Old 01-06-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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The bacteria is the difference. Regular sand will become live over time just like base rock becomes live.

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Live rock/sand just mean it's been cured over time and has bacteria and other living microorganisms living inside it. Dead base rock/sand will eventually become "live" overtime in your tank.
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Also, it should be stated that there is alot of mixed opinion on if the bagged "live" sand is actually alive since it is sealed in a bag on a shelf for so long.
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