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post #11 of 18 Old 04-05-2012, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Found one of the 3 bbg today, maybe the other one is just hiding. How much base rock would be safe to add at one time without running the risk of another cycle? And howw long till I add more?
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post #12 of 18 Old 04-05-2012, 09:42 AM
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Found one of the 3 bbg today, maybe the other one is just hiding. How much base rock would be safe to add at one time without running the risk of another cycle? And howw long till I add more?
Few pounds at a time.
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post #13 of 18 Old 04-06-2012, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I added about 4-5lbs. It looks pretty good. How long do you think would be safe before I added more? Also, do you think the rock will change color from the white/beige that it is? If so, what color do you think?
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post #14 of 18 Old 04-06-2012, 10:25 AM
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Thanks, I added about 4-5lbs. It looks pretty good. How long do you think would be safe before I added more? Also, do you think the rock will change color from the white/beige that it is? If so, what color do you think?
To know when to add more rock, you'll have to watch your water parameters now. Test evey week, if you see no changes or Ammonia blooms, its safe to add more. As far as the rock changing colors, it will darken up some, then your coralline will take it over. No tellin what color it will be inthe end. But as far as a total color change, not likely. That is why we try to go with Macro Rocks, those are kind of white, darken up some in the water, but show color really well.
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post #15 of 18 Old 04-06-2012, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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sounds good, i will be adding a few pounds each week as long as my parameters stay good. just turned off my HOB bio wheel and I'm now remembering what it's like to NOT live beside a waterfall. my canister filter should handle the work for now. the base rock i've been adding looks like it's been in a reef for a long time, no surface left untouched by critters. I found a local fish store that has some good sized stones, but they're heavy as all get out and not much of the surface of the stones have been effected by marine life. should i buy them? they don't seem as porous either, very chalky.
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post #16 of 18 Old 04-07-2012, 10:35 AM
Chalky? I wouldn't buy them. You want the porous rock. They should call it Base or Lace Rock.
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post #17 of 18 Old 04-07-2012, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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what is lace rock exactly?
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