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Old 02-27-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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Question aquascaping tank help!

so i have just set up this 2 gallon saltwater tank and its my first one, this is what i have so far:







exciting, right? loll do you guys have any suggestions? im willing to break pieces with a hammer


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Old 02-27-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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First saltwater tank ever ...? You are going to have one helluva time keeping a 2gal stable

Good luck tho!
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i should have mentioned this before, but when searching for live rock, you should look for the lightest, most porous pieces available. the more surface area the rock has, the better. inside the rock there are also areas that are practically void of oxygen where anaerobic bacteria live, and these bacteria convert nitrate to nitrogen gas. with super dense rock, there isn't going to be a lot of this bacteria present.
now you have this rock, so i would say to take the bottom piece out of the tank, wrap it in a towel, and whack it with a hammer. the towel is so it doesn't shoot all over the bedroom. then try to make a more natural looking aquascape.
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i should have mentioned this before, but when searching for live rock, you should look for the lightest, most porous pieces available. the more surface area the rock has, the better. inside the rock there are also areas that are practically void of oxygen where anaerobic bacteria live, and these bacteria convert nitrate to nitrogen gas. with super dense rock, there isn't going to be a lot of this bacteria present.
now you have this rock, so i would say to take the bottom piece out of the tank, wrap it in a towel, and whack it with a hammer. the towel is so it doesn't shoot all over the bedroom. then try to make a more natural looking aquascape.
sounds like fun to me^ hehehehehe
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Sounds like fun, I have a fun time ahead of me tomorrow. I have about 100 lbs of rock to aquascape in my 65 gallon, I want to stack them in such a manner that my overflow is covered, we will see how that works out. I would definitely break that rock up though, a 2 gallon is going to be difficult to keep stable.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:47 PM   #6
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sorry for the cloudy water, all the moving kicked up sand and bits of the rock
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I like B the best out of those designs.
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also jw, is it the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels that make having such a small tank hard or the other things likes alkalinity, calcium, etc.?
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I like B the best out of those designs.
what would you change? honestly.
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If possible, could you leave the three pieces that form the arc together, and that top piece go on the sand next to the arc on one side or the other? This would provide a hiding place for fish so they would feel more comfortable.
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