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Old 06-08-2011, 05:14 PM   #31
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Oh one other thing, you can write a pm to a moderator of the forum and have this thread moved to the sw forum, you'll get more views and people to see it there. You can also ask them to change the name of the thread to, like "yourname"'s first attempt at sw or something catchy.

The moderators and admins I believe are listed in bold on the main page where it lists all the members online. You just click their name and send a pm, I'm sure they'll be glad to help.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:00 AM   #32
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Thanks, did that and we have moved.

I have questions in another thread, dealing with sand and rock. Please read and post. My ride is picking me up in a few hours. Need as much info as I can get, thanks. Gonna be a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive one way. Hope the stores have something. If anyone knows of any Saltwater Aquarium Stores in Madison Wisconsin, please tell me. I found only 2 stores so far on tbe internet to try to find down there.

Bedtime, Night all, hope to see alot of posts when I get up in a few hours on this thread and my other one too.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:28 AM   #33
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Maybe I should call this tank to be... a mixed tank, after a little more understanding of the differences. I want a mixture of marine life.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:54 AM   #34
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yay! You have your own build thread!

We need pictures though of what you got! lol
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:16 AM   #35
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My tank is my profile picture. Haven't made any changes til I get more rock. Leaving soon for a long drive, never been to this store so may come back with nothing. Then on my next free day (next friday) I will drive to Foster and Smith (an hour going the other direction). Only place around here other than ordering online. Petco/Petsmart stink here for that stuff. One of the two stores (I forget which) had some Rock in their tank and fish but from the conditions, I won't buy anything from them. I was surprised that the guy I bought my stuff (besides the tank/stand) from didn't talk to me more, and the more I think about he was about making the buck cause it didn't take long to go from one item to the next and basically gave me very general answers and ended with "for now". Lesson learned.
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Looks good though.

What is your missin today as far as buying stuff? Are you on a rock journey today? lol
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Yes, rock journey and I think I need more sand, 80 pounds sand in it now. Though it doesn't look like enough of a layer for burrowers, they say 1-2 pounds per gallon and so right now I basically have 1 per gal.

I wasted some salt and water, but I think I'm going to drain it cause I didn't rinse the sand first and it would be easier to put in the rock. I have some color on the rock now but I don't honestly think it has started cycling let alone being done with cycling, especially since I have Chlorine in it. If this shop has an RO/DI's and they are ok priced I may jump. For all I know the store could be just a hole in the wall.

I'll be able to access forum from my hero while on the road. Hope people post for info. I looked online for rock but am uncomfortable with it cause I can't see it or feel it up close and personal.
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You know you don't have to buy all "live" rock right? If you get, say 25% live rock and 75% of base rock you will be ok.

heres a link for base rock, it's $90 for 50lbs I believe with free shipping

ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Rock

Yep, an ro/di unit would be a great buy!

I don't think you have to empty your tank out, just drain a bunch of the water down to the rock level and refill with saltwater. The sand storm will subside in a day or so. BUT if you're set on adding more sand then maybe that's your best bet. Just make sure to keep your rock wet while you do it.

Good luck!
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Hey, you're in good hands with Carey helping you, she's great! Welcome to AA, I'll be along for the ride. I'm probably setting up my first saltwater tank as well some time in the near future. Way to bite the bullet man!
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Hey, you're in good hands with Carey helping you, she's great! Welcome to AA, I'll be along for the ride. I'm probably setting up my first saltwater tank as well some time in the near future. Way to bite the bullet man!
Come along, the more the merrier. Good luck with your's too. Yes Carey has been awesome.
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