but every 1 tell me the fastest may to cycle the tank is with live sandyou dont need to use "live sand" Its a waste of money. Start with a non-silicone based sand and it will be "live" over time. Get 3 20# bags and go from there. You might have a lil bit left over for a 1" bed in a 60. HTH
agreed. the ONLY live sand that I think would ever be worth it is Garf Grunge b/c it's in their tanks for basically since they started..they just keep seeding and seeding sand....Live rock is more important in cycling than live sand. I also have my doubts about live sand sitting in a bag. The only thing live to begin with was bacteria and how many days will that stay live in a closed bag.