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I'm going to be setting up my first nano tank and I need to get some live sand. Any suggestions or do's and don'ts? I'll be pulling live rock out of my main tank that has beenn up for 3 years.
 

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When I set up my nano, I used some old sand I got for cheap at OD, washed it with RO, then with some tank water, then I added a cup of sand from my large tank to seed it. I used rock from my main tank and filled the tank with half new saltwater and half water from the main tank(I timed this for a water change). My theory was that I would be putting in a lot of existing life by this method. I had no noticable cycle and I've have no algae in the three months it's been up.
 

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rihanssu said:
i got a bunch you can have, its pretty clean
-matt egan
May I please take you up on some of that sand? Pm Sent!
 
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