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92smokeaccord 08-31-2012 06:05 PM

live rock score!
 
I AM THE CRAIGSLIST MASTER!!

some people had some live rock for sale on craigslist for a while for $250.well today i txted them and they asked me what i would be able to offer and i said...wait for it $120 and they excepted! went to there house and weighed it on a scale and it topped out at 74 pounds.so i got around 71 ponds of live fiji rock for 120.thats less than $2 a pound vs my lfs at $5.99 lb.

so i turned this bucket
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into this scape

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/a...o/SANY0179.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/a...o/SANY0180.jpg

Reefing Madness 08-31-2012 07:49 PM

No fair!! Now ya gotta split it up amongst us.:-D
J/K. Great find. The bargains are out there.

92smokeaccord 08-31-2012 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1222083)
No fair!! Now ya gotta split it up amongst us.:-D
J/K. Great find. The bargains are out there.

indeed they are.i was watching this persons post for like a month.the price was outta my range and all i did was make a offer a low offer but a offer.they bit it so im happy.also if you have noticed the tank has a red tint to it.i got some red stuff growing on the walls......also live sand,is it true that you can mix regular play sand with live sand and the regular sand will become live?

Reefing Madness 08-31-2012 08:07 PM

Umm yea, but using regular play sand your going to have issues with silicates, and probably Cyano Algae along with that. But, looks like a normal Diatom Bloom going on in the tank, as far as I can tell. In essence, what ever substrate you add will more or less be seeded and get taken over by the bio life and bacteria in the tank. But Play Sand is a toughy.

92smokeaccord 08-31-2012 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1222104)
Umm yea, but using regular play sand your going to have issues with silicates, and probably Cyano Algae along with that. But, looks like a normal Diatom Bloom going on in the tank, as far as I can tell. In essence, what ever substrate you add will more or less be seeded and get taken over by the bio life and bacteria in the tank. But Play Sand is a toughy.

so in a nut shell you saying that with the play sand i have in the tank now is probably gonna turn live due to the bio life?

Reefing Madness 08-31-2012 08:20 PM

No probable, it will team with life, just like the Live Sand. The Live Sand organisms will grow into the play sand, kinda like a take over. Yea, it will become just like Live Sand.

92smokeaccord 08-31-2012 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1222122)
No probable, it will team with life, just like the Live Sand. The Live Sand organisms will grow into the play sand, kinda like a take over. Yea, it will become just like Live Sand.

o ol i get it now..o and i found aa hitch hicker..a crab of some sort.and he eatin my walls of my tank.lol gotta get some more.any recommendations for cheap?

Reefing Madness 08-31-2012 09:15 PM

Cheap Crabs? Snails?
The crabs, all depends on if you plan on keeping any corals, that would tell us which direction to point you.

92smokeaccord 08-31-2012 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1222185)
Cheap Crabs? Snails?
The crabs, all depends on if you plan on keeping any corals, that would tell us which direction to point you.

yes its gonna be a reef tank.

Reefing Madness 08-31-2012 10:22 PM

I would not advise hermits in a reef tank, although there are many that keep them. If they can't find enough to eat and get hungry, they will start to pick at your corals. And I think you will have a hard time with corals in a tank that has play sand as a substrate. Your going to have issues with your water. Play Sand is notorious for Silicates and Silicates are notorious for Cyano and Phosphates. I would strongly recommend against the use of Play Sand.
With that said, Blue Legged Hermits, Red Legged Hermits, Scarlet Reef Hermits to name a few, are good Reef Crabs to use.


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