12-22-2006, 06:05 PM
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Oh ok your a canadian. Do you have a local dealer of lr? If so go and buy a peice of lr ir wont cost u very much. the aqua clear filter will be great just either use the ceramic ''noodles'' it cam with or ask your dealer for same lr rubble that you know he has.
''live sand and racks and normal'' I cant understand this that well but i think you are asking us the difference between live rock(lr) and just some rock,Then you are asking the difference between live sand and sand.
The difference is that lr is harvested rite from the ocean and it is shipped wet so all the little algeas,fungis,anenamones.snails,hermits,barnicles, bacteria,and it has a million little critters on it of all sorts thay are small and act as a natural food sorce for you fish,they also clean you tank. live sand is the same its sand with bacteria and litle critters already in it.
the benefits of lr are many. Just by adding a single peace of lr to a huge tank is easily making that tank a much more natural place,you are exposing the tank to all the natural things in the ocean. lr is just a school bus of little ocean people and the rock is just the median. The rock also is great for biological filtration cause it has so much bacteria on it. It is also pretty due to the colorfull algea that lives on it.
''Also can someone give me some tips as to inexpensive rocks sand fish and coral for 10g''
Again i can asure you the lr wont be expensive try you local fish store or a online store,and im sure foser and smith can ship there it will just be a additional fee, For the sand that will cost you 20 bucks for a back of a sand called aragate, You cant use play sand as that will cause constant algea problems, and you dont need live sand.
For corals if you find dr foster and smith can ship there than get there nano coral pack. And again you need to check your lf to see what corals they have and how expensive they are.
For inexpensive fish thats the least of your worrys cause you only need 1 or 2 fish so you can go and buy a pricy fish. its not like stocking a huge tank.
I would still either recemend a mantis tank with some lr sand and a mantis shirmp.
or you could start a fowl(fish only with lr) and have two small fish in there such as a clown goby and a small cling fish. For fish ideas go to saltwter fish species and compatibility and go to my pose''goby compatibiliy'' that no one has answered yet and look at those links cause you can keep almost all of those fish and they are exotic fish.
If you decide to spent the extra mony on the special light you need for coral that go that root.