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Just ordered my jbj 28g CF-Quad!
Old 12-04-2012, 10:11 AM   #11
 
Rinse te Rock off really well befre adding it to the tank. You can add more.Rock anytime you want to, just don't add a huge amount at once or you'll mini cycle the tank. I wouldn't add coral for 3 months. Your tank will take at least 6-8 weeks for a cycle to begin with. I'd only add easy to care for corals to start, SPS I wouldn't add for at least 6 months.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #12
 
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I used almost 50 lbs of Marco Rock for my RSM 130 which is kinda like your tank. You may want to keep that in mind while ordering as ordering 50lbs at once is cheaper than 25lbs now, then going back to order another 25lbs. Plus you would get more diversity in the rock and have some left over for future projects . Not trying to sway you in any direction, just sharing my experiance.

I used another 3lbs of LR to seed the tank which took just over 1 month (your mileage my vary) but I also got a nasty algea hitch hiker so prepare for some bumps in the road, but if you plan ahead and be patient all should work out.

I work near trenton and live in Pa but im not exactly sure where you are. There is a Place I like in Deptford called Aquarium Center. They do not have the best SW section ( Very nice in FW) they will have what you need to get started i.e Dry Goods, LR, CUC etc.

In PA there is The Hidden Reef, and Fish Factory and even further in PA is That Fish Place, which will carry just about everything, but alot of planning would be needed to get fish home safely from there judging on distance. Worth a trip either way imho at some point and their dry goods are cheap.

Also what are your plans for source water. RO/DI is highly suggested.

Hope that helps
Thank you i live right near seaside if you know where that is lol. I really would like to get lr and fish from a local store because i just dont feel comfortable shipping them. I have a nice petco near me i think so i will check it out later this week to see if it is nice or not.

Now i have to wait until the tank gets to my house. So i cant really start until then

Also i dont have it in the works about a ro/di system but i will use distilled water and in the summer i could use ocean water( i go offshore fishing a lot to the gulf stream water) but i know i would have to clen that water before it went into my tank
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:25 PM   #13
 
As long as you don't use the water right near the shore line, your fine using Ocean water. Lots of people use it. Less pollutants the farther out you get it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #14
 
It came in the mall today!! And goodjob dr foster and smith i ordered it sunday night got here on thursday with the economy shipping.









Now is it ok if it hangs over a little like this or should i use the stand but that means i have to take out my bookcase for room
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #15
 
Try to even it up front to back with the gap. Don't just let it all hang out the back.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #16
 
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Thank you i live right near seaside if you know where that is lol. I really would like to get lr and fish from a local store because i just dont feel comfortable shipping them. I have a nice petco near me i think so i will check it out later this week to see if it is nice or not.

Now i have to wait until the tank gets to my house. So i cant really start until then

Also i dont have it in the works about a ro/di system but i will use distilled water and in the summer i could use ocean water( i go offshore fishing a lot to the gulf stream water) but i know i would have to clen that water before it went into my tank

Ahh seaside is further than i thought. How did you fare with the storm?

Oh and it looks good!
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #17
 
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Ahh seaside is further than i thought. How did you fare with the storm?

Oh and it looks good!
I madeout ok i live further inland so i just had to worry about trees none hit the house but 3 in my yard. It was once in a lifetime(hopefully) experience

Thanks andso it would be ok if half and half are over it a little bit, i might do a little more in the back since its not completly filled with water.
Again should i just use the stand before i add water to it?
I got the stand for free So i dont need to purchase it

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #18
 
Can you get s little piece of plywood to put under it with some styrofoam on top of that piece? That would be best.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:44 PM   #19
 
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I myself would say it would look nicer with the stand. I love the look of the AIO's and their stands. however then you may need to remodel the room it seems so I would go with reefing
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #20
 
Yea i might just put the stand in i just have to set it up. That was a little dum moment not measuring it, o well
I dont want the chance of this cracking bc of this
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