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Old 08-11-2012, 12:41 AM   #41
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Sounds good so when are u gonna get started on that cycle
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #42
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I'm still a couple weeks out yet.gotta get pump and sand I got plenty of lr so I'm good on that lol
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #43
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Sounds good keep us posted in your progress
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #44
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I have access to the sand flats in the gulf of.Mexico any one ever use substrate directly from the ocean? It's about 3 miles out where we go scslloping so pollution is no concern. Or should I just buy some?
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #45
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I don't think it's an issue, but you may want to learn what the laws are about collecting live sand in that area.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:17 PM   #46
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It's illegal to remove anything alive from the water. Fishing on the other hand u still need a license. I fix a lot of FWC's boat trailers so I asked one of the officers one day bc I had the same idea. No Bueno
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:17 PM   #47
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He also said just don't get caught big fine if u do
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #48
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However, live sand is not considered "alive". It's simply sand.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #49
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However, live sand is not considered "alive". It's simply sand.
Is this your opinion...or is it written into federal and or state law?
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #50
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True. I argued that one too but he said the state don't look at it that way
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #51
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I have access to the sand flats in the gulf of.Mexico any one ever use substrate directly from the ocean? It's about 3 miles out where we go scslloping so pollution is no concern. Or should I just buy some?
Buy it!!! I know a guy who used the gulf sand and crashed his tank. Of course, he didn't rinse. You would have to rinse really well- and not get caught taking the sand!
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:26 PM   #52
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My only concern was phosphate
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #53
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And from what I read its only illegal to harvest for resale ..I could be wrong but nothing says anything about personal use
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #54
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I'm getting my info from the fuzz Florida Wildlife officer there customers of mine at my trailer store
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #55
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Off topic but there's a new tanked episode on oh ya those dudes crack me up and build beautiful tanks
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:31 PM   #56
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Kinda staged a bunch on that show makes it corny lol ....I will just buy some
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #57
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Coming along nicely
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It's getting there next I'm getting my pump...I'm not rich so a little at a time is all the wife allows lol
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