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Old 06-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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If you Throw it away then it would not be live sand right so point less to buy it but on the question it's ur choice coral helps ph but I like the look of sand better
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:37 PM   #12
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If you want live sand and live rock, why not buy dry sand and live rock? Someone correct me if I am wrong, but the sand will turn live after a while. Seems like you end up with both things you want in the end.

I also am not sure why, but it seems like the general consensus here is to not use the bacteria in a bottle. I agree that most of the stuff out there is not good, but I have not heard anything negative about Dr Tim's products. Seems to be a good product developed by a guy that knows what he is doing. Cycles your tank in a fraction of the usual time.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #13
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I never said that I just said no point in it I don't think it makes that much of a difference If u get live rock it will do the same thing the bottle may shorten the cycle time but by how much a week or so not worth it for me
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I guess I was thinking do dry sand and live rock or do nothing live and use the Dr Tim's. For cost, the latter seems less expensive. For time, the later is faster by maybe 3weeks or so. For looks, buying live rock that already has growth might be better. I'm just not much of a fan of the "throw a shrimp in" cycling, but that's just me.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:22 PM   #15
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I use damsel ya its not the best way but they live and there food for the other fish when I put them in there it is usually 3 to 4 weeks when it's done cycling anyways
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