Sand Bed Advice?

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  1. builderguy

    builderguy Plankton

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    Okay...looking for some advice.

    I'm starting a new 120 and I've got it all plumbed and ready for sand. During my research I came across several ideas for seeding my sand bed...

    Wild harvested live sand (order at Marine Depot Live or another site)

    or Wild Harvested and a Detritivore Kit from somewhere like inlandaquatics...

    or Wild Harvested and small amount of Garf Grunge (for critters, etc) (plus maybe a detritivore kit if critters need a boost

    or just add a lot of GARF grunge to my dry sandbed

    anyone with any experience or thoughts?....


    ThanksOkay...looking for some advice.

    I'm starting a new 120 and I've got it all plumbed and ready for sand. During my research I came across several ideas for seeding my sand bed...

    Wild harvested live sand (order at Marine Depot Live or another site)

    or Wild Harvested and a Detritivore Kit from somewhere like inlandaquatics...

    or Wild Harvested and small amount of Garf Grunge (for critters, etc) (plus maybe a detritivore kit if critters need a boost

    or just add a lot of GARF grunge to my dry sandbed

    anyone with any experience or thoughts?....
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  3. JohnO

    JohnO Moderator

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    Or just use plain sand and let the some live rock populate the sand for you :) Still works, and in my honest opinion is a better way to set up a tank from scratch :)

    John
  4. reefman_MC

    reefman_MC Aiptasia Anemone

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    If you really want to seed it go with the Garf grunge idea.
  5. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    after you get your sand in you can get a pound or 2 from a lfs if possible to seed it. i used the lr and a detrivore kit before adding fish.