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Old 08-05-2015, 03:03 PM   #11
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Just wondering if anyone could help me with a place to buy bulk sand and rock. I am going to need like 250 lbs of sand and equal rock I would think. I was going to just buy dry rock possibly and seed it with some rock from my 90. I'm not really trying to cut corners or go cheap on the project. I am just having trouble spending over 2000 dollars for rock. Just asking if anyone knows any good places to buy this stuff. Thanks


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Old 08-05-2015, 05:21 PM   #12
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Check out marco rocks dot com
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:25 PM   #13
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John at reef cleaners has dry rock with free shipping
I used quite a bit of it in my tank


Rock : Florida Reef Rock (50lbs - Free Shipping) - Reef Cleaners

It's nice a nice quality rock that colors up fairly fast
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Bulk Reef Supply has rock too. What kind of sand were you thinking of?
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I like the macro rocks. Seems like a good place and fair pricing. I can get 200 lbs of rock for like 430 dollars. They have sand too it's 140 lbs of Bahamas aragonite. Not sure how fine that is but it looks good. I figure I will just add some live rock and a bag or two of live sand and let it cycle for two months or so. It will save me a lot of money and I won't have to worry about introducing any bad stuff that I know can come with live rock. With a tank this size I want to do anything I can to avoid a catastrophe


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I am not able to upload pics but I successfully drilled a 1 3/4 hole in my 40 breeder for my return pump. It wasn't that hard I found a set of diamond drill bits on Amazon for 35 dollars and was able to drill it no problem. I also got a extra large eshopps filter. It's 2 7" rectangle sock filters. Just have to add some baffles and the sump will be done


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I like the macro rocks. Seems like a good place and fair pricing. I can get 200 lbs of rock for like 430 dollars. They have sand too it's 140 lbs of Bahamas aragonite. Not sure how fine that is but it looks good. I figure I will just add some live rock and a bag or two of live sand and let it cycle for two months or so. It will save me a lot of money and I won't have to worry about introducing any bad stuff that I know can come with live rock. With a tank this size I want to do anything I can to avoid a catastrophe


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The rocks piece together nicely for sure. Here was my 40 breeder in its infancy:

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Old 08-06-2015, 09:26 PM   #18
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Nice tank hope my rock looks that good. Just ordered 150 lbs. of the rock from macro rocks and also 200 lbs of live sand from dr foster and smith. There went half of tomorrow's paycheck but totally going to be worth it


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Nice tank hope my rock looks that good. Just ordered 150 lbs. of the rock from macro rocks and also 200 lbs of live sand from dr foster and smith. There went half of tomorrow's paycheck but totally going to be worth it


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The live sand will help with the cycle. Good luck with scaping, I wish I had that kinda room to play around with!
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So I need some help with my sump design. My initial idea was just to copy of the sump for my 90 and it looks good but I'm not sure if it's the best design I have seen so many ideas I'm not sure what to do. I have two concerns I have to leave room for overflow which could be 10-15 gallons of my math is right. The other is the pump I have says 36.5 gpm so I don't know if this design can handle that flow. Any ideas?


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