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Old July 27th 08, 11:01 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Am I to assume that this group is completely dead? And is so, where
did everyone go to?

Thanks.


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Old July 28th 08, 03:07 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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NoSpam wrote:
Am I to assume that this group is completely dead? And is so, where
did everyone go to?

Thanks.


Some of us are still here...
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Old July 28th 08, 11:43 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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NoSpam wrote:
Am I to assume that this group is completely dead? And is so, where
did everyone go to?

Thanks.


I am also here
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Old July 28th 08, 06:00 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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.... and so am I, still kicking.:-D
"NoSpam" wrote in message
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Am I to assume that this group is completely dead? And is so, where did
everyone go to?

Thanks.



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Old July 28th 08, 06:55 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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... and so am I, still kicking.:-D
"NoSpam" wrote in message
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Am I to assume that this group is completely dead? And is so, where
did everyone go to?

Thanks.


OK. I'll hang around and lurk too

What do mix with live sand so that the entire tank becomes live sand
after 6-7 months? I' going to put together a 90g reef (on a budget)


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Old July 28th 08, 06:58 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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David Galea wrote on Mon, 28 Jul 2008:
NoSpam wrote:
Am I to assume that this group is completely dead? And is so, where did
everyone go to?

I am also here


I'm not.

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Old July 29th 08, 10:23 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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IMHO, you should just put the live sand alongside with "brand new" sand
without churning and turning in an attempt to mix them together. Given time,
nature will take its course, where organism from live sand will infiltrate
into the new. The idea is to keep the existing organism as much as possible
within its existing favorable conditions that have kept them alive and to
grow outwards into new territories.

Other experienced reefers may have a different take.

Good luck!


OK. I'll hang around and lurk too

What do mix with live sand so that the entire tank becomes live sand after
6-7 months? I' going to put together a 90g reef (on a budget)



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Old July 29th 08, 04:37 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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"no-spam" wrote in message
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IMHO, you should just put the live sand alongside with "brand new"
sand without churning and turning in an attempt to mix them
together. Given time, nature will take its course, where organism
from live sand will infiltrate into the new. The idea is to keep the
existing organism as much as possible within its existing favorable
conditions that have kept them alive and to grow outwards into new
territories.

Other experienced reefers may have a different take.

Good luck!


I was wondering if I could mix the LS with the white sterilized kids
playbox sand? And using white Fuji sand. I never had LS before. Any
idea of where I can get a calculator to figure out how pounds of sand
for the size of the tank?

BTW, I live in the City of SD (North Park), where you at?


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Old July 29th 08, 06:24 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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"NoSpam" wrote on Tue, 29 Jul 2008:
I was wondering if I could mix the LS with the white sterilized kids
playbox sand?


Yes. Although, don't "mix" it. Just put the playbox sand in one part, and
the real live sand in another part. The ecosystem will grow and colonize the
dead stuff.

And using white Fuji sand.


Even better (finer grained) than playbox sand.

BTW, I live in the City of SD (North Park), where you at?


State? Country? You realize this is an international newsgroup, don't you?

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Old July 30th 08, 02:49 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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NoSpam wrote:
"no-spam" wrote in message
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IMHO, you should just put the live sand alongside with "brand new"
sand without churning and turning in an attempt to mix them
together. Given time, nature will take its course, where organism
from live sand will infiltrate into the new. The idea is to keep the
existing organism as much as possible within its existing favorable
conditions that have kept them alive and to grow outwards into new
territories.

Other experienced reefers may have a different take.

Good luck!


I was wondering if I could mix the LS with the white sterilized kids
playbox sand? And using white Fuji sand. I never had LS before. Any
idea of where I can get a calculator to figure out how pounds of sand
for the size of the tank?

BTW, I live in the City of SD (North Park), where you at?


You want a 3-4" deep sand bed. How ever many bags depends on how big
your tank is. I would measure your tank then bring the detentions to the
store and ask the local fish guy how much you need to make the DSB.
Remember to put your rock in first then add the sand.. you may also want
to rinse the regular sand first before putting it in the tank. The Sand
will cloud up, make sure you have the water circulating. It will clear
up in a couple of days..
Good luck
 




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