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Old 05-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #11
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Yeah, we'll when and if my lfs has one I will ask what they feed and if they say they are having a hard time then I won't buy it but if they said mysis or brine shrimp then I will.
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I would witness it eat before purchasing. Don't go by someone at the store's word.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #13
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I would witness it eat before purchasing. Don't go by someone at the store's word.
+1. Either way though- it could still revert back to eating pods so just keep an eye on it
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #14
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Okay an I have another quick question, how long will it take for 45 pounds of base rock to be seeded by live rock and how many pounds should I buy to seed it I a 75 gallon?
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You really don't need to "seed" the base rock at all. Bacteria will grow on and in the base rock over the course of your cycle.
All adding live rock to the tank will do is allow whatever algae/pods/worms that are on the rock to spread onto the base. It's not really necessary.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #16
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Okay thanks I will make sure to give it plenty of time to grow some stuff, will it start to grow some coralline algae on it as well?
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:44 PM   #17
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Coralline algae must be introduced. You could just take some scrapings from a fellow reefer or LFS's tank and sprinkle them in yours to start that. No need to add rocks if you don't want to.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:46 AM   #18
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I have already added 4 pounds but I do wanna add more because I only have about 45 pounds of base and it's a 75 gallon tank, would it better to add more live rock and let it spread or to scrape some off a live rock and sprinkle it on?
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That's up to you. I would have at least 75 pounds of rock in there total though. base or live.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:52 AM   #20
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Yeah so I'm probably gonna add at least 25-30 more but its probably gonna be 40 more
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