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i have a 30 gallon fish tank the has been running for over a year now where can i get some sand and live rock at a good price and good quality any one have some suggestions on a book that i can get to guide me

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now where can i get some sand and live rock at a good price and good quality


Rock and sand is better off bought locally, to save on shipping costs and so that you actually get to see what you're buying. Just check out the nearby stores and compare what they have, selection depends on your area. Also, you could check the classifieds to see if anyone is breaking down a tank, or ask at a local reef club if there is one. Good way to find bargains.

If nobody sells seeded live sand by the pound, you could try Carib-Sea's Arag-Alive sand. It's supposed to come with bacteria and give you a jump on cycling. Just be warned that it's expensive. The twenty pound bags they sell probably come with between five and ten pounds of water, so it takes more bags to supply an aquarium.



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Depends where you are and how much you want to buy. I'm in the middle of the US about as far from an ocean as you can get. Rock is over $3/lb here. I can get it a heck of alot cheaper online especially buying in bulk but even just ordering nano rock and reef rubble off www.premiumaquatics.com was cheaper. I also got a little livesand and most of my cleanup crew off http://floridapets.com/ for 1/4th the price they ask locally. You don't really need livesand since liverock will have many of the critters that also live in the sand. After awhile all your rock and sand will become live even if you bought most of it dry. If you do want to jump start the sand all you need is a small amount. Even for a large tank just a pound or 2 is more than enough to get the sandbed started. For smaller tanks a handful of sand from an established tank with a good variety of critters will do it.
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I totally agree with Sham about the sand. You dont need the supposed live sand. I would buy dry sand and seed it with your LR or a cup or two from the tank of your LFS.
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