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sand

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Apr 27, 2008
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hi. has anyone used carib live sand,the type thats not in water but just moist? i ask because my 4 monthcycled tank w/the tank test being perfect and its a brand new tank has killed 3 octos now? and the filters are new. i got all new stuff because of my last tank and acc. might have been used w/copper. could it be the sand? its about 1inch deep. it looked like it was having cunvultions after 3hrs in the tank any one have thought on this? i have a bimac now thats going on 1 year in june.so i no im not doing anything wrong? thanks.
 


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(quoted spammy post deleted by Monty, but I left your helpful response so it still counts toward your progress out of gelatinous-blob-o-pus rank)

You may want to post this in the marketplace forum.
 


monty

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Someone posted some spam, which I deleted, and I didn't want to leave it quoted in dreadhead's post, but I didn't want to delete dreadhead's post so I just edited it. Perhaps that's too confusing, and I should just delete followup posts to spam... but if I make all this disappear now, it will probably confuse people even more... so I guess I'll leave this here for a little while and delete it (and l8_2_rise's similar post) later if I remember. Sorry for the confusion, I'm having kind of a weird and stressful day.
 

Redoc

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How long do they last before they die? Could they be over stressed. I had one octo that had obviously had a rough ride and it lasted 3 days my other octos did just fine in the exact same set up. Could be just bad luck but it's good to try and rule things out. I have also used that sand with no problems.
 
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