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Old 11-16-2003, 04:01 AM   #11
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Live sand *is* a ripoff in terms of it's marketing in a biological sense. It's only real benefit is it's very stable upon adding to water.

i have set up 2 tanks with playsand so far and both have been clear after about 3 to 4 days

Which about how long it takes for your tank to clear if one your power heads suddenly get dislodged. Personally I don't care for my LR, impellars and tank surfaces to get a constant coating of white sludge every time the tank is distubed, and don't mind spending an extra $20 or so for the LS to add on top the of the dry sand. The faster a new tank settles the sooner you can add fish and get the show on the road.
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Ok but you also have to wait for the tank to cycle which will give the sand plenty of time to get algae and other things growing in it which will keep it from stirring up so easily
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