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burlybear 03-18-2009 09:09 PM

Buying Live Sand
I was wondering are there different grades of live sand? I have been looking around at different websites but it seems like most of the just have one type available.

onefish2fish 03-18-2009 09:35 PM

is this what you mean? original grade and oolite grain size?
Marine Substrates: Ocean Direct Caribbean Live Sand at Drs. Foster & Smith

burlybear 03-18-2009 09:50 PM

Thatís kind of what I mean but I know there is live rock from different areas that have different colors and organism and I just wondered if there was anything similar with live sand or if is all about the same. It seems like the price varies a lot website to website so I thought there might be a difference in quality. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

lowco1 03-18-2009 11:10 PM

Try it has a lot of different types of live sand from the carribean and special sands for different types of fish.

onefish2fish 03-19-2009 12:29 AM

IMO it doesnt matter, alot of the "live" part of the sand will colonize from whats in/on your live rock. just avoid crushed coral, it traps debris and detritus causing problems.

burlybear 03-19-2009 05:08 PM

Thanks for the help.

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