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Old 10-21-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Live sand?

Okay so I'm ordering live sand online. But the only thing I'm concerned about is how long it can sit in the bag before it goes "bad" or is that possible. It won't be added till this Saturday
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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They usually have a shelf life of a few months according to the bag anyways. Is this caribsea aragonite live sand?

Saturaday will be fine.
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They usually have a shelf life of a few months according to the bag anyways. Is this caribsea aragonite live sand?

Saturaday will be fine.
No its ocean direct live sand.
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Should still be fine. Keep it from extreme temps
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Okay. Also, all I have to do to prepare my tank for fish is adding my salt mix and Letting it cycle the mix for a week or two correct?
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no. Read up on cycling your tank. It's not the same as mixing your salt water.

Sounds like your first saltwater tank. Do a lot of research before you add fish:

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no. Read up on cycling your tank. It's not the same as mixing your salt water.

Sounds like your first saltwater tank. Do a lot of research before you add fish:

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how come one method uses just a couple raw shrimp, but the other is extremely complicated? Which one would you choose.
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I don't think either are terribly difficult. I prefer the fishless method that uses ammonia. Easy enough to get at Ace hardware.
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I don't think either are terribly difficult. I prefer the fishless method that uses ammonia. Easy enough to get at Ace hardware.
But the other way all I need is a few shrimp and test kit, correct?
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Either way it will be at least a month before you can add fish.
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