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Old 12-30-2011, 08:18 AM
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180LB PURE WHITE FIJI LIVE REEF SAND - LIVE SAND - CORAL - MARINE - #1 ON EBAY | eBay

As sig. says, putting together 190g Fowlr and getting close to needing sand. Was planning to just buy 200lbs CaribSea live sand, but then ran across this (link above). Opinions? TIA
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:34 AM   #2
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Some people I think would say yes, I think most would say no.

You can get dry sand cheaper and just seed it with a 8oz cup of your LFS sand from either their DT or a sump.

Besides you're in TX! Take a boat out to a sand bar and fill up some buckets! :-D
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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Doesn't sound too bad, i'll be watching to see what you think if you order it....
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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I would buy it and clean it through a pillow case and a hose then let it sit for a few weeks before adding it to my DT tank.

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Old 12-31-2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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I would buy it and clean it through a pillow case and a hose then let it sit for a few weeks before adding it to my DT tank.

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If it's live sand wouldn't that kill everything in it? If so then you would be better off just going and buying Argonite sand at you LFS probably cheaper.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:50 PM   #6
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I'd do dry sand all the way, and seed it with a cup or 2 of live sand, its much cheaper
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:56 PM   #7
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I would do dry sand. Microfauna breeds rapidly IME.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:11 PM   #8
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Dry sand for sure. I have the "sand" and a bunch of rubble in it. Like full and half shells, little redish pebbles and the such. Get Dr. Tim's one and only i love this stuff made my tank go from a slight stinky beach smell to nothing but salt in a few hours.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:35 PM   #9
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No, I would not buy that sand.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:02 PM   #10
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Dont buy it for just the live sand. If you like the compound then buy it. Better to pay a little extra and get what you love. If you have heard good reviews from this person and just want their live sand then ask them if you can buy a sample (2-3 cups) to see how it looks. Then use that to seed your sand. But I it is all about price go with what everyone else said
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