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post #91 of 237 Old 02-21-2010, 02:40 PM
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Do you have the skimmer or live rock purchased yet? Keep in mind, the tank won't begin to mature until you get the rock in place.
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post #92 of 237 Old 02-21-2010, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
Yes, I am aware that it won't mature. No, I don't have rock or a skimmer. I plan on getting rock as fast as possible.
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post #93 of 237 Old 02-21-2010, 06:08 PM
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You should at least seed the sand bed. This will help with maturity. Did you do this already? I can't remember.

If not, just ask your LFS for a handful of live rock rubble at the bottom of the live rock vat. It will be very crushed, almost sand like, and totally useless for them. My LFS gives it to customers for free. It will be loaded with copepods and amphipods, etc, to help bring life to the sand. This would go a long way to helping the tank during this slow breaking in phase. And it will give you some life to look at... with a magnifying glass.
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post #94 of 237 Old 02-21-2010, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
No I have not done that next on my list tho. How much do I need is more better.They had uncured live rock and it had little white worms on they bigger rocks. Is that bad?
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post #95 of 237 Old 02-22-2010, 12:06 PM
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Given that you have no life in the tank, adding uncured rock won't hurt. Just don't do much. A few pounds, preferably of very porous rock.
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post #96 of 237 Old 02-22-2010, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
I went to my lfs and got a cup of live sand out of there coral tank for $3. I added it to the tank as soon as I got home.
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I went to my lfs and got a cup of live sand out of there coral tank for $3. I added it to the tank as soon as I got home.
Perfect.
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post #98 of 237 Old 02-22-2010, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
And now I wait to get rock.
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post #99 of 237 Old 02-22-2010, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
On the rock matter I will get key largo, Should I get the 50 lbs of rock or the 40lbs of rock and 40lbs of sand? They are both the same price.
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post #100 of 237 Old 02-22-2010, 11:59 PM
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You already have sand, right? Am I lost? If you are satisfied with the existing sand bed, then just get rock. If you want a full 4'' to 6'' sand bed and you need more sand, then get rock and sand. But yes, i think you will eventually need 50 pounds anyway, using Key Largo. If you do Fiji then 40 pounds might be enough. I like the Key Largo better. It is easier to work with when designing the reef structure.
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