- Oct 7, 2020
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- Canyon Lake
Dude what are you talking about...Ok back to this....not for the original intention but for you. What were you taught ? Somebody told you I got this live rock its special it's the best and It comes from my tank! Not only that I'm gonna give you the sand too as a bonus to spike it. You simply move it all and Bob's your Uncle. No nitrate/phos/ or ammonia spike when I came over and set it all up for ya with big smile.
Live sand in a bag new means nothing. In fact it is mostly a non factor. Moving old sand? You saw that right? She brought in old sand according to the previous posts or at least according to your suggestion. That in itself is a disaster waiting to happen. The amount of detritus and junk in there would spike it off charts alone. I'm tired and really should go to bed, this is pointless
I asked if she used live sand. This is live sand... you buy it.
CaribSea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Fiji Pink Sand
And live rock is special, that’s why when someone has dry rock they dose bacteria shrimp etc and wait for it to become “live”.
But if the rock is already “live”, truly live. Yes you can just start a tank with it.
When “most” reefers ask if they started with live sand, most reefers don’t think, oh your asking if the LFS just shoveled some sand out of thire tanks for you... is this what got you on one?
Edit: most just don’t use live rock because of pest, not cycle.
Maybe you need to go back and read my post as well as her before you get bent out of shape on something that wasn’t said.
It was a genuine question on why I was wrong. Your answer was, because she’s breaking rules and something about old sand...