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post #31 of 126 Old 01-04-2012, 11:24 AM
No, the snails will not climb out of the top.
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post #32 of 126 Old 01-04-2012, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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So on that site u sent me there is a package. 5lbs live 50lbs dry. for like 150$ so that gives me a little over 1.5 lbs per gallon in the 35 gallon tank. Just to clarify, does the substrate figure into the rock to gallon equation?
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post #33 of 126 Old 01-04-2012, 11:32 AM
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No. One pound sand per gallon...1-2 pounds rock per gallon.

Snails are like FW...they might come out above the water surface now and then but they aren't coming out of the tank.

Water, get an RO unit or be prepared to buy RO water or distilled water. You cannot use tap water in a SW tank. Some say you can but it's risky.

Lights, you may want to check exactly what you have and how old. Bad bulbs create algae factories.
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post #34 of 126 Old 01-04-2012, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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I just put the new bulb in. It was one that gave me but was new in package. So figure sand for 35 gallons and rock for 35 gallons. Ok cool. Thanks man this is great!
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post #35 of 126 Old 01-04-2012, 11:34 AM
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check out marco rocks dry rock. its great quality stuff but you will need to seed it yourself. i believe they have a 40lb sand/40lb rock combo. next check out glass-holes overflows if your planning a sump.
a 55 gallon seems like a great tank to start with but they are narrow and can be hard to place your rocks well. a 75 is the same length but a wider tank making it a better choice.

the best advice i can give you is to do your reading and research BEFORE buying ANYTHING. for now, i would read peoples tank threads and see how they did it. its also a great idea to search your area for a local reefing club.
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post #36 of 126 Old 01-04-2012, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Solid advice man. I am looking at as many different threads as i can. haha not planning on just jumping in anymore, i want to this right!
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post #37 of 126 Old 01-04-2012, 11:38 AM
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So on that site u sent me there is a package. 5lbs live 50lbs dry. for like 150$ so that gives me a little over 1.5 lbs per gallon in the 35 gallon tank. Just to clarify, does the substrate figure into the rock to gallon equation?
Yes, the rock equation is figured the same wether its all Live Rock or all Dry Rock, you still wan tthe same amount in there.
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post #38 of 126 Old 01-04-2012, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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So would the 50 dry 5 live be good? So then the live would seed the dry?
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post #39 of 126 Old 01-04-2012, 11:41 AM
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live will seed the dry, but look into marcorocks.com, great quality rock IMO.
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So would the 50 dry 5 live be good? So then the live would seed the dry?
Bingo. You got it.
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