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    NEW to marine

    Hi i really keen on marine tanks,always have been,but have been wary or holding back cause of fiance
    Ive learnt i can start slowly and want to start with the live rock and sand.
    Is it ok for me to grip my own sand,rock and biomatter from ocean and start the system.
    Im expecting like 6 months for any true cycle and system to start but can anyone
    give me tips were and how to start a system this way.
    i know patience is key so the natural way is key and could be my gateway to a beautiful setup

    thanks alot spaceship





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    Is it Legal?



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    well i dont mean coral of any sort and i woudnt man handle rocks off others i mean,sea sand near a pier(now a reef) and any loose rocks that might have any bacteria in and on it.
    wouldnt do that sure it is ilegal



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    Here's one problem - the shoreline is polluted - as for rocks they'd be what we consider cycled but not cured and as for the sand you'd be better off with sterile dry aragonite as shoreline sand is littered with garbage



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    yea fliping filthy,so do how do i cure them,and what if i run them in a tank for months,do i then have to high pressure,boil them or wat not



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    Your best bet is buying non live rock ranging from 2-3 dollars a pound and citing it yourself. I wouldn't take from the ocean but that's just me


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    yeah i know what you mean
    though it is possible and im now in the stages of curing the rock,in about a week ill put in my water
    and run it for several weeks and test the water



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