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post #11 of 14 Old 04-09-2010, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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ok so here we go i have decided 100% on the 29 gallon.. i am taking the cichlids in for some store credit to help get started... and i just found out an old friend of mine is breaking down his tank in a few weeks and will happily trade me some of his live rock!!!!!!!! maybe even a coral or two to start me off once everything is matured enough...
i am sooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!

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post #12 of 14 Old 04-10-2010, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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ok step one re home cichlids DONE
step two tear down tank and clean it really well DONE
step three paint back (changed to blue and love it) DONE
get power head and salt into tank add delorinated water and turn it all on to mix DONE
now i wait for some live rock and i am considering sand
i am thinking buy some cured live sand from my new LFS (guy is GREAT!!!!!!!!) and then mix with some bag stuff from another store (cost effective)
i have a trade lined up for the live rock in a few days and i am getting stuff to make my dry rock over the next few weeks soooooo after making it and soaking for the required 28 days i should have a great looking tank going on ... man this is worse than any drug i ever used .... i love this stuff and it is not killing my body!!!!!!!!!!

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Just a thought, given that your tank is so small I see no advantage to making your own dry rock. You can order a 25 pound order of dry rock for practically free from www.marcorocks.com and the quality is amazing.
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post #14 of 14 Old 04-16-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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PASFUR!!! i was hoping you would be on i have a few other posts i would love your input on!!! and thank you for the link however i have to be a pain on this one... i already have the argonite, and rock salt and the Portland concrete is only 8.40 for a 47 pound bag!!!! so all in all i really will have well over the amount of dry rock needed for about $10.00... i can not beat that price and it helps me to keep it slow so i dont go over budget and to fast for the system...LOL

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