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Old 10-26-2014, 12:15 AM   #41
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Things are starting to come together. I currently have 30lbs of seeded live rock and about an inch of live sand substrate on the bottom. How much dry rock and sand should I buy? And is there is a specific kind of dry rock or brand of sand I should be getting? And how long will it take for the dry rock to become live/seeded? I was also wondering if crushed coral would make a good substrate

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Old 10-26-2014, 02:59 PM   #42
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I took this last night but it looked pretty clear this morning

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Old 10-26-2014, 03:29 PM   #43
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For a mantis I'd do a more large single island type of scape to give it a good place to construct it's home, or build it around a PVC tunnel and hope it chooses that. Maybe a large island that takes up roughly 2/3 of the tank on one side and some smaller rocks on the other for more coral or macros and to break up the look a little.
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like red said 1 big island really giving him a place to hide
and with a touch of macros on the other end between smaller rocks I can already see it
I love it !
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:01 PM   #45
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I'll take your advice and re arrange the LR tonight... But what should I use as a substrate? Right now I only have an inch of live sand

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Old 10-26-2014, 06:18 PM   #46
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I'll take your advice and re arrange the LR tonight... But what should I use as a substrate? Right now I only have an inch of live sand

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Whatever is recommended for the species you're getting. Some need more some not so much.


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Old 10-26-2014, 06:26 PM   #47
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Just aragonite reef sand, I'd say 3" or so is probably about rught
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Just aragonite reef sand, I'd say 3" or so is probably about rught

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Ok. But umm.. I made a bit of a noob mistake. I was so anxious to get the tank cycled I filled it up with water but I only have an inch of substrate. Is there a way to add sand to a filled aquarium? Or should I just empty it and add the sand.

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You can use a piece of pvc to guide it to where you want it. Or just dump it in and run some filter floss to clear it up.
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