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post #11 of 104 Old 11-28-2009, 09:58 AM
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That should work fine.



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post #12 of 104 Old 11-28-2009, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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also looking up aquascaping ideas....
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post #13 of 104 Old 11-28-2009, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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more pics

here are a couple more, tank is starting to clear:

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post #14 of 104 Old 11-28-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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one more

one more, more tomorrow when more rock goes in:

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post #15 of 104 Old 11-29-2009, 02:02 PM
Gorgeous dimensions.
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post #16 of 104 Old 11-29-2009, 03:53 PM
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TerryAnn,

My gut is that you are not planning for the amount of rock you will probably want. Plan closer to 110 pounds, and stop adding rock when you feel the visual appeal of the tank is what you are looking for. I'd rather you aim high than low.

A lot depends on the density and porosity of the rock you purchase. Some rock is simply lighter weight than other rocks of similar size, so the end result in terms of pounds could vary greatly.
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post #17 of 104 Old 11-29-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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I agree, I will most likely want more, but my question is, for a start, with 85 lbs of rock, once the tank is ready, can I safely add fish and continue adding cured live rock after the fish have been added?
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More added

more pics with more rock added, one big approx 12 lb piece of cured live rock added so far, other piece (approx 10 lbs) to be added shortly, then approx 25-30 lbs more of cured live rock for this week:

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post #19 of 104 Old 11-30-2009, 08:07 PM
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I agree, I will most likely want more, but my question is, for a start, with 85 lbs of rock, once the tank is ready, can I safely add fish and continue adding cured live rock after the fish have been added?
Most definitely, you can. No problems at all. This is getting fun! I find myself looking up your thread first every day now, waiting for new pics. So.... you have to keep posting pics!
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post #20 of 104 Old 11-30-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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thanks :)
more to follow very soon!
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