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Old 07-07-2013, 11:57 PM   #21
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I'd go with 100 lbs then
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:27 AM   #22
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You can do all live, but that's just more expensive.
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I was told when I started my tank by multiple people, multiple different times that were not selling sand just giving advice that pool sand and play sand have high amounts of silicate. They told me it would cause your sand to turn black and brown and be a disaster. I didn't risk it so at $35 for 40lbs shipped free. Ill just fork out the cash and sleep well knowing I have live sand
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Do you recommend 2 inch sand bed or 3 inch
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I didn't say get normal sand, you can get sand for fish tanks at Petco or Petsmart that is not play sand or pool sand. It's special sand that is formulated for Saltwater Fish tanks, but not live sand. It's cheaper than live sand and you get more for around 15 dollars. I believe it's around 30 pounds of Topfin sand for 15 bucks. If I had a 90, I would buy around 3 bags of normal sand from the pet store, and than 2 bags of live sand to put on top. That would give you 130 pounds of sand.
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The normal sand brand is topfin? So how many pounds of that?
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The normal sand brand is topfin? So how many pounds of that?
60lbs plain sand and 40lbs live if you go for a mix of sand. Make sure you blend it together really well
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Do you have to do anything special to live sand
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Nope put it in the tank I don't even rinse mine.
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Do wash it all you do is like siphon 1 inch above the sand?
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